Here is a link to an article about the Russian Mafia in LA
This is a link to an article that appears to be the start of the investigation. The new wrinkle in the WSJ article is that the Castro brothers seem to be taking a cut of the illegal proceeds.
It’s the ethnic gang; Nigerians, Chinese, Russians, Norks - name more for great prizes! -
whose very language is their security.
Open a front in a strip mall.
When the heat gets turned up (usually takes the incompetent feds @ a year or two to notice unusual billing patterns)-
Off they go in the middle of the night.
Miami. Houston. Dallas. LA. Chicago.
All cities provide anonymity for these thieves.
The true amount of fraud is purposefully hidden by the feds.
Ain’t that a kick?