Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Russian Crime Bosses hit by new U.S. Sanctions - 'Thieves-in-Law'

Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov
The U.S. Treasury Department has hit a group of 10 Russians and others connected to a major organized-crime syndicate with new financial sanctions. The syndicate targeted is known as "Thieves-in-Law" which is a widely used Russian term to describe powerful organized-crime figures. The group engaged in money laundering, extortion, bribery, and robbery in Russia, Europe, and the United States for years. Among those targeted was Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov, who had been indicted twice in the United States, once in 2013 and to the scandal-plagued 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Gafur Rakhimov
Also included was Gafur Rakhimov, an Uzbek native renowned throughout former Soviet Central Asia and accused of money laundering, drug trafficking, and other crimes. Others were Vladimir Tyurin, Ruben Tatulian, and Yury Pichugin. The sanctions were the third such measure to be taken in as many days by the Treasury Department. On December 21, 52 people were blacklisted under the Global Magnitsky Act, a 2016 U.S. law that imposes financial and travel restrictions against people deemed to have committed human rights abuses or corrupt activity. Vladimir Tyurin

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