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Wolf of Wall street, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, as the boiler room scammer Jordan Belfort. Paramount

A Russian student dubbed the "She-Wolf of Wall Street" is alleged to be at the heart of a multimillion pound tax haven scam.

Anastasia Tsirenschikova, 22, littered her social media accounts with images displaying her champagne lifestyle and vast sums of wealth.

In one image, she is seen stroking a lion cub, while in another, she is laid across a white Mercedes convertible.

However, after Russian police reportedly saw her glitzy pictures, she was arrested, along with five others, for allegedly moving ₽9bn (£120,000m; $145,000m) out of the country and into overseas tax havens.

Tsirenschikova, of Moscow, is accused of being second-in-command to gang leader Mikhail Gomma – a former employee of the Credit-Moscow bank.

Tsirenschikova, Gomma, a Panamanian man named as Ortis A, 25, and two other businessmen, aged 29 and 47 whose names have not been disclosed, allegedly helped thousands of businessmen illegally move funds overseas, according to Russian media.

The money was moved from account to account, in an attempt to disguise what was happening from the Russian financial authorities, before ultimately ending up offshore, mostly in Panama.

The gang reportedly charged a 2.5% commission for their services which would have netted them an estimated ₽225m.

Despite the prevalence of Tsirenschikova's glamourous images on social media, the most recent image of her to be circulated was one which captured her slumped in a Moscow prison cell.

The Russian Economic University of Plekhanov, where Tsirenschikova studied economics, had confirmed her arrest.

She was charged with "illegal banking activities" and was released under house arrest until February 2017, where she is "free to walk around the house and go shopping", reported the Russian publication Life.