Torneo Rudman was an arms-smuggling crime boss with connections to the Apostles of the Star. He had a bounty of at least half a million dollars. He was the one who funded Eve's creation. In the anime he stole Eve and the nanotechnology while in the manga he hired Teaju Lunatique and other scientists to create nanotech living weapons like Eve.
In the past, he stole nanotechnology from a military facility and used it to develop bio-weapons.