The US imposed sanctions on 10 «thieves in law»

The US imposed sanctions on 10 «thieves in law»

Today the Office of foreign assets control of the Treasury (OFAC) has adopted the decision on introduction of sanctions against 10 crime bosses , and two Russian companies.

This document prohibits the US citizens to support the financial or other ties with certain individuals and legal entities. In addition, the Ministry of Finance froze all assets of criminals who are in the United States.

«Thieves in law is a Eurasian crime syndicate, which is associated with a long list of illegal acts around the world,» – said the head of OFAC John E. Smith. He noted that their experts «punish» thieves in the fight against criminal groups that threaten the US and its allies.

In the sanctions list of the USA included a 7 the so-called crowned thieves: Vasily hristoforova (under the nickname of Bob Rose), Vladimir Tyurin (Tyurik), Kamchibek kolbaeva (Kimchi Bishkek), Lasha Shushanashvili (Lasha rustavsky), Yuri Pichugina (Birdie), Vladislav Leontiev (he is White),and Zakhary Kalashov (Shakro Young).

The U.S. imposed sanctions on 3 people who had provided material support to criminals is Gafur Rakhimov, Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov (Taiwanchik) and Ruben Tatulyan (Robson). The latter is owned by Vesna Hotel and Spa and«New Age Media» in Russia, which is also included in the list and are banned.

As reported the press service of OFAC, the thieves appeared in the Soviet labor camps in the 30 years and considered themselves the elite of the underworld. Most of them were engaged in burglary or break-ins, so the more petty criminals are often not allowed in the so-called upper circle.

At the moment thieves have created a huge criminal groups, whose members operate in the post-Soviet countries, the European Union and America. They often engage in money laundering, corruption, extortion, bribery and theft.