Moscow, Russia – Police Nab Israeli-Russian Mafia Boss


    Moscow, Russia – Moscow police got their hands on Israeli-Russian mafia kingpin Semion Mogilevich, who is wanted around the world for tax evasion, money-laundering and uranium smuggling. In the U.S., his capital is worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Israeli citizen Mogilevich is considered to be the "leader of the Red Mafia," one of the biggest Russian-based organized crime groups in the world.
    He is wanted by the FBI, among others, and was arrested, along with his bodyguard, in a supermarket in Moscow, where police waited next to his luxury car. He was detained under the name Sergei Schneider, believed to be one of his many aliases.

    The 61-year-old mafia boss frequently uses assumed names and holds passports from several different countries, and his name was connected with the huge money-laundering scandal a few years ago at the Bank of New York. [haaretz]

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