FBI Nabs Russian Mob that Hacked Casino Slots and Stole Five Tons of Chocolate

FBI Nabs Russian Mob that Hacked Casino Slots and Stole Five Tons of Chocolate

A gang of sweet-toothed, casino slot-machine-hacking Russian mobsters was busted by the FBI in New York on Wednesday, its members charged with running a sprawling crime empire.

The Russian criminal gang arrested in New York had been behind a ‘dizzying array of criminal schemes’ including the theft and trafficking greater than five a lot of chocolate.

The outfit allegedly engaged in racketeering, narcotics, firearms offenses and murder-for-hire, as well as the theft and trafficking of over five tons of illegal chocolate into the United States, according to the indictment in addition to casino fraud.

Thirty-three alleged members of the so-called ‘Shulaya Enterprise’ are actually under arrest, as an element of a joint investigation between the FBI, Customs and Border Protection, as well as the New York Police Department. The majority were detained in the Brooklyn area.

‘The dizzying array of criminal schemes committed by this organized crime syndicate allegedly come with a murder-for-hire conspiracy, a plot to rob victims by seducing and drugging all of them with chloroform, the theft of cargo shipments containing over 10,000 pounds of chocolate, and a fraud on casino slots using electronic hacking products,’ said Acting Manhattan US Attorney Joon Kim.

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According to the indictment, Razhden Shulaya, 40, of New Jersey, and Zurab Dzhanashvili, 37, of Brooklyn, the alleged ringleaders Continue reading “FBI Nabs Russian Mob that Hacked Casino Slots and Stole Five Tons of Chocolate”