‘During the period from August 1-3, 2018, New York Office of Federal Bureau of Investigation of the USA detained four Russian citizens suspected in money laundry to commit fraud,’ reads the message.
The Russian Consulate General added that one of them was detained in Boston and was transferred to New York. Two are in Los Angeles, the location of the fourth is yet unknown.
Reportedly, Maria Butina, the Russian citizen was arrested in Washington for spying. According to the indictment, Butina was working on instructions from a high-ranking official of the Russian government, which had been a Member of Parliament of the Russian Federation.