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10 years in jail looms over Kazakhstan citizen in U.S. for fraud

12 march 2012, 13:37
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©RIA Novosti
©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan citizen may be jailed for 10 years on fraud charges in the U.S., Kazakhstan Today writes.

According to the informed sources citing an assistant of prosecutor general on criminal cases Lenny Breyer and the prosecutor for the South District of Texas Kenneth Magidson, 21-year-old Aleksei Li pledged guilty of aiding and abetting money laundering.

The charges were presented to the Kazakhstan citizen who arrived in the U.S. on a student visa and 3 other suspects in December. According to the investigation, Li participated in laundering of the money received from a complicated scheme of securities fraud that caused a damage of over $400 thousand. If Kazakhstan citizen is found guilty, he will be sentenced to up to 10 years in jail and a penalty of $250 thousand.

Earlier Tengrinews.kz English reported that last summer Kazakhstan citizen Elvira Gumerova was found guilty in the U.S. on charges of theft of over $17 thousand using a fake car-sales Internet-shop. She recieved a two-year deferred sentence.

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