FBI detains four Russians suspected of money laundering
One of the suspects was detained in Boston and taken to New York; another two are currently in Los Angeles. The location of the last is being identified.
The FBI detained four Russians suspected of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud, the Russian consulate in New York reported on Twitter.
In the period from August 1 to August 3, 2018, four Russian citizens were detained by the New York Federal Bureau of Investigation on suspicion of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud.
The Consulate also specified that one of the suspects was detained in Boston and taken to New York; another two are currently in Los Angeles, the location of the last is being identified.
As a diplomatic source told TASS, one of them was detained at the Boston airport during boarding on a plane to Zurich.
"No response was received from the FBI on this issue, but the investigator, who will conduct the case, said that the man was detained for a serious crime. A request on a visit of the detainee has already been sent. There've been no answer recieved yet," another source told the agency.
On July 16, a Russian woman, Maria Butina, was detained in the US on spy charges. In Russia, Butina is known as the head of the Right to Bear Arms movement, which collaborated with the US National Rifle Association.