In the US a group of people accused of defrauding more than $4.5 million
NEW YORK, July 24. /TASS/. The Prosecutor’s office for the southern district of the U.S. state of new York has indicted 25 persons, including seven Russian citizens, allegations of fraud on the market of cars and fraudulently defrauding people of over $4.5 million. this was announced on Tuesday, the Prosecutor’s office of the southern district.
“All the defendants participated in the criminal scheme on a national scale, organized to steal money from people who responded to false online advertising similar to the advertising of licensed car dealers. The defendants created dozens of shell companies to receive payments for victims, confiscation of the money and the withdrawal of the country”, — said the district attorney Geoffrey Berman in a statement posted on the Agency’s website.
The acts in which accused the group of persons, committed from November 2016 to July 2018. Each charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to money laundering. These crimes are punishable by imprisonment for a period of 30 and 20 years respectively.
Besides Russia, the group includes citizens of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, USA, Turkey and Ukraine.