From Brighton Beach to Las Vegas: US authorities defeated criminal syndicate of thief in law Roma
According to official data, a large gang has developed its activities from Brighton Beach to Las Vegas, and was engaged in extortion, fraud, drug and arms trafficking, as well as bribery, gambling and even contract killings.
US law enforcement agencies have come to the fore, detained and already charged 33 participants of a large criminal group headed by thief in law Radzhen Shulaya, better known in criminal circles as Roma and Brat. This became known on the eve from the document, which was published by the Prosecutor's Office of New York. The gang of the thief in law, according to the Prosecutor's Office, developed its activities from Brighton Beach to Las Vegas, and was engaged in extortion, fraud, drug and arms trafficking, as well as bribery, gambling and even contract killings.
"Most of the group's members were born in the Soviet Union and many maintained contacts with Georgia, Ukraine and Russia, including regular visits to these countries, contacts in these countries with persons associated with the group and the transfer of funds from criminal activities to individuals in these countries," the Prosecutor's Office said.
According to the American law enforcers, the organized criminal community, which operated in a number of American states, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and Nevada, was knocked together settled in the states by thief in law Radzhen Shulaya. His right hand was also a native of the former Soviet Union, certain Zurab Jahashvili. It is known that Shulaya has lived in the state of New Jersey, and the rest of the gang - in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens districts of New York.
According to the prosecution, the criminal syndicate is involved in organizing illegal poker clubs in the area of residence of immigrants from the USSR in New York, and the insolvent debtors of the gambling establishment were recruited by gang leaders and were involved in its activities. In addition, the Prosecutor's Office suspects that the OCG is involved in an attempted break into the casino system in Atlantic City (New Jersey) and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) in order to program slot machines. Also, the gang tried to open a nightclub in the states, in which, according to her plan, they had to sell drugs. In America, criminals lived on forged documents, and when they were found - they tried to bribe American cops.
Currently, 33 members of the Roma gang are in custody, but 5 of his accomplices still managed to escape - now they are wanted.