FBI arrests more Russians over major fraud and money laundering
Earlier, the diplomatic mission received a notice of the detention of five Russians within the investigation of the case over major fraud and money laundering.
Several people claiming to be Russian citizens have been detained in the United States, spokesman for the Russian consulate in New York Alexey Topolsky told RIA Novosti.
"We received an official notification from the FBI that it detained people who said they were Russian citizens. This information is being verified," he stated late on Wednesday.
US Justice Department spokeswoman stated that US authorities had arrested five Russians – Stanislav Lisitskiy, Aleksei Livadnyi, Maxim Suverin, Nikolay Tupikin and Kirill Dedusev – over alleged involvement in a fraud and money laundering scheme. The Consulate General of Russia sent a request to the FBI to reach the meeting with detainees and get the information about their lawyers.
In July, Russian woman Maria Butina was detained in the United States. She is accused of acting as an unregistered foreign agent in the United States.