Russian-Israeli citizen extradited in money laundering plot
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dual citizen of Israel and Russia has been extradited to the United States to face charges in a money laundering case.
Stanislav Nazarov is accused in a scheme to defraud a large reinsurance company in India.
Prosecutors say the director of that company was duped through a cyber-phishing scheme into wiring $1.4 million to a bank account in the U.S.
Nazarov then allegedly had a portion of that money transferred to him in Israel.
He was among a group of 19 people indicted earlier this year in federal court in Washington. His extradition was announced on Friday.
Online court records don’t list a defense attorney. The FBI’s Washington field office is among the law enforcement agencies that investigated the case.