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Russian gangsters charged in diamond fraud scheme

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NEW YORK (WABC) --Ten suspected Russian gangsters were arrested April 5th for allegedly defrauding merchants in New York, Las Vegas and Mumbai out of more than $9 million in diamonds.

Investigators said the members of the group, under investigation since 2015, wrote bad checks, forged documents and used other methods to convince wholesalers to give them diamonds on a promise to pay on delivery.

Court records said the group walked away with millions in diamonds and left the victims high and dry. The diamonds were then resold through the Diamond District in Manhattan.

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