Having females seduce men, incapacitate them with gas, and then rob them.
Dzhanashvili was also accused of directing the March 2017 sale of "10,000 pounds of stolen chocolate confections" to a confidential government source. More than two dozen were arrested - most in the New York City area, though others were held in Nevada and Florida - with the remainder still at large. The group is named after its alleged leader, 40-year-old Razhden Shulaya, of Edgewater, N.J., who was one of those arrested early Wednesday. Numerous group members were based in New York City, but others were located in Florida, New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania and overseas, according to the indictment.
The crims also ran underground poker games in NY seaside suburb Brighton Beach, with a side-order of extortion for those that ran up gambling debts.
According to the US Department of Justice, Shulaya aka "Brother", aka "Roma", is known as a "vor v zakonei" - a Russian phrase translated roughly as "thief-by-law", and which refers to an order of elite criminals from the former Soviet Union who receive tribute from other criminals, offer protection, and use their recognised status to adjudicate disputes among lower-level criminals.
The suspects were part of criminal activities such as illegal gambling businesses, credit card fraud and selling stolen goods.
The defendants, a lot of them from Brooklyn, included Razhden Shulaya, 40, of Edgewater, New Jersey, identified as a "vor" or elite criminal from the former Soviet Union who allegedly headed a nationwide racketeering enterprise that included 27 of those charged.
Users will also be available to control smart home products such as connected lighting by speaking to Siri through the HomePod. Like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes.
Bairstow therefore remains a back-up batsman despite his outstanding run of form in all formats over the past two years. He added that the team Pakistan will put their best effort to win all the matches of the tournament.
The new iPad Pro will have a 10.5-inch screen, placing it between the current 9.7 and 13-inch screens of Apple's flagship tablet. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations.
Trump mocked Khan's comment on Sunday, suggesting in a tweet that the mayor was downplaying the attacks. While Khan was overseeing rescue efforts, Trump busied himself criticizing the mayor's leadership.
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Pop star Ariana Grande's tribute gig for victims of the Manchester Arena bombing has been applauded for standing up to terrorism. He said: 'It was humbling to be among the thousands of people who were directly affected by the bad attack.
Verizon plans to cut about 2000 jobs at Yahoo, AOL
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Astros' Keuchel on 10-day disabled list with neck discomfort
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Dominic Thiem crushes Djokovic in quarter-finals
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Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican
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London Attack: Death Toll Rises After Body Found In Thames
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Police release Tiger Woods' DUI arrest video
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NSA Leaker Winner Will Plead Not Guilty
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