From BI: More than thirty people were charged by federal authorities in a massive illegal gambling, money laundering, and extortion scheme tied to Russian organized crime, according to an indictment in the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York.
The operation allegedly involved two criminal organizations, Nahmad-Trincher (based in
Los Angeles and NYC),
which catered to millionaires, billionaires and poker pros, and
Taiwanchik-Trincher (based in Kiev, NYC, and Moscow), which serviced oligarchs from Russia and the former Soviet
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