How Russia’s Largest Mafia Operated Out Of Spain For Over A Decade

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How Russia’s Largest Mafia Operated Out Of Spain For Over A Decade
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One of Russia’s largest criminal groups, Tambov, operated out of Spain since 1996, even though most of its criminal activities were carried out in Russia. Spanish prosecutors Juan Carrau and Jose Grinda revealed who helped the mafia in a 488-page complaint filed with the Central Court. A copy of the complaint was obtained by Bloomberg News.

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Prosecutors said that some of the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest aides helped the crime group in almost every possible way. The lengthy report was based on over a decade of investigations. It exposes links between the criminal group Tambov and top policymakers and law-enforcement officials in Moscow. Prosecutors have made a formal request to charge 27 people with fraud, money-laundering, and other crimes.

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