Russian mafia abroad
Organized criminals from CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries, including those from Russia, quickly gained international distinction under the name of «red» or «Russian» mafia. It already competes head-to-head with criminal world of other countries and is successfully trying to cooperate with international mafia.
One of the last remaining bosses of ‘old Russian mafia’ who used to operate on the U.S. East Cost in the 1990s has been convicted in New York. 70-year-old Boris ‘Biba’ Nayfeld has got another prison term, this time – for extortion. He has already served several terms, and every time he managed to get the minimal punishment. This time ‘Biba’ is going to get out of jail by the end of the year.
The large-scale international campaign against ‘thieves-in-law’ waged in Russia and the E.U. has expanded over the ocean. For the first time, the U.S. justice system examines charges laid against more than 30 members of an organized criminal group with a particular focus on the criminal status of their leader.
US law enforcers will not give out the thief in law, who will become the first leader of a large criminal group, convicted under the so-called "RICO Act". Earlier, leaders of 5 main clans of the Italian mafia of New York were incarcerated based on it.