Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 95

Federal and local law enforcement agents,

armed with nearly 100 search and seizure warrants, busted a major crime ring

based in Los Angeles’ Russian emigre community Tuesday, arresting 13 and seizing

assets worth more than $2 million. The indictments portray an alleged criminal empire, which had tentacles that reached throughout Southern California and included defrauding the government of millions of dollars in diesel fuel excise taxes, running a

drug distribution network and operating a prostitution ring that involved female

Russian emigres.

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