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.
The decision on the undesirability of one of the most influential thieves in law Tariel Oniani’s (Mulukhov) stay in Russia after his release next year was taken on August 6 by Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev. After Oniani’s release, the MIA explained, he will be expelled from Russia for life.
The gray cardinal of Karachay-Cherkessia (KChR), Senator Rauf Arashukov used opportunities to influence the Cherkessian community of the region, especially youth. He was nominated to the post of Prime-Minister of the republic. However, no one shared his political wishes and methods of struggle. According to the sources of The CrimeRussia, the Senator masterminded the murder of youth movement leader Aslan Zhukov in 2010. Many people knew about, the witnesses of a high-profile crime testified against him. But the political weight and ties terminated the case. And even the self-proclaimed killer was unable to prove his guilt in court. However, as it became known the other day, six years after his acquittal, he gave himself up once again.