The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan commented the detention of three Kazakhstan citizens in the USA in cases involving fraud relating to the sale of rare cars.
On July 24, the prosecutor of the south district of New York state brought 25 charges to 25 persons among whom there are citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan. They are charged of massive fraud. The damage amount is 4.5 million dollars. In case they are found guilty, they will be sentenced for 20-30 years in prison. Precise charges will be known during the first trial, that is held in the near future," said official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Aibek Smadiyarov on the sidelines of the Government.
According to the speaker, those detained are citizens of Kazakhstan, they were born in 1994, 1991 and 1970, and from Taraz. Two of them are arrested, one was released under the guarantee of her place of residence relating to her health state.
They added in the Foreign Affairs Ministry that the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in New York provided all necessary legal and consular assistance to ensure the protection of the rights and legal interests of the detained citizens of Kazakhstan.
We note that earlier the Russian media had a report with a reference to the Ministry of Justice of the USA on that three Kazakhstan citizens and other 22 people were charged of massive fraud involving the auto dealership.
According to the data of the US police, the criminal ring included 7 Russians, as well as five citizens of Georgia, four citizens of Azerbaijan, three Kazakhstan citizens, two from Latvia, and two Ukrainians; as well as the citizens of the USA and Turkey. 11 people were detained in this case on Tuesday in New York, other several people were detained in Florida and Michigan.
Eight people are wanted, including six Russians. The charge implies that the accused ones placed false advertisments about the sale of cars, then after taking a deposit they hide. With this aim, they created a number of shell companies. The damage to consumers is about 4.5 million dollars. Each of the detainees relating the case is charged of conspiracy with the aim of fraud - they could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.
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