FBI suspect, native Ukrainian, detained in Moscow
He is charged with money-laundering, racketeering, weapons smuggling, etc..
Russian police have arrested a suspected international crime boss sought by the FBI, Russian news agencies said Friday, according to AP.
Semyon Mogilevich, a Ukrainian-born Russian citizen, has long been wanted by the FBI on suspicion of involvement in organized crime. The ITAR-Tass news agency said he also was wanted in Russia, Ukraine and Israel on a variety of charges.
Police detained him Wednesday in Moscow, ITAR-Tass and the Interfax agency reported, citing unidentified sources in law-enforcement.
Moscow police officials and a U.S. Embassy spokesman refused to comment on the report.
The FBI said on its Web site that Mogilevich and two other men were wanted for alleged participation in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud investors in the stock of YBM Magnex International, Inc. - a company incorporated in Canada, but headquartered in Newtown, Pa.
ITAR-Tass said Mogilevich also has Hungarian and Israeli citizenship and has been sought by police in Russia, Ukraine and Israel on charges of money-laundering, racketeering, weapons smuggling and illegal energy deals.