Friday, October 01, 2010

FBI Officially Notifies Russia of 4 Arrested Russians in Banking Fraud

Via RIA Novosti.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has officially informed the Russian Consulate General on the detainment of four Russian citizens suspected of a large-scale banking fraud, a Russian vice consul said.

The Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York said on Friday that a total of 25 Russians have been charged in a large-scale banking fraud case in the United States.

"We have received an official notification from the FBI on the detainment of four Russian and two Moldovan citizens on September 30 suspected of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and the use of forged passports," Alexander Otchainov said.

The four Russian names in the notification are Adel Gataullin, Maxim Miroshnichenko, Kristina Svechinskaya and Yulia Sidorenko and the Moldovan citizens are Viktoria Opinka and Alina Turuta.

When asked about a great mismatch in the number of detained Russians stated by the attorney's office and the official FBI notification, Otchainov said that perhaps the part of the detained could have Russian names but could not be citizens of Russia.

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