U.S. Seeks Tens of Millions in Manhattan Real Estate Tied to Notorious Russian Tax Fraud

By Brian Monroe

The U.S. Justice Department sued Tuesday for the forfeiture of New York property tied to a $230 million tax fraud and money laundering scheme linked to the death of a Russian attorney. In a civil complaint, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said that the businesses bought Manhattan property with the proceeds of an elaborate tax fraud involving the use of phony arbitration courts, falsified corporate registration documents, shell companies and a network of corrupt officials, attorneys and bank employees. Under the direction of Dmitry Klyuev, the owner of the now-defunct Universal Savings Bank, Russian Interior...