On Monday, Justice Department spokesperson Nicole Navas Oxman told Sputnik that US authorities detained Russian nationals Stanislav Lisitskiy, Aleksei Livadnyi, Nikolay Tupikin and Kirill Dedusev in Los Angeles on August 1-2. While Maxim Suverin, arrested on July 30 in Boston, Massachusetts, is being held in a New York detention facility.
On Tuesday, the Russian Consulate General in New York in a statement said that Russian diplomats have visited Suverin in New York and confirmed he was in satisfactory condition.
In July, seven Russian nationals — in addition to nationals from Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Turkey and the United States — were among 25 defendants charged for alleged involvement in a fraud and money laundering scheme, the Justice Department said in a statement. The wide-ranging online ad scheme fooled sellers into handing over money to purchase cars that did not exist, according to the Justice Department.