Russian-Emigre Crime
in the Tri-State Region

The Commission joined forces with state-level agencies in New York and Pennsylvania to examine the increasing threat posed by criminal elements emanating from within the former Soviet Union. The resulting report, issued in June, warned that gangsters with roots in the former Soviet Republics have established a strong and abiding presence in the region, engaging in a wide array of crimes that range from sophisticated financial frauds to narcotics trafficking to murder. Evi≠dence developed by the projectís staff showed that members of disparate Russian-emigre crime groups here have the potential to become one of the most formidable organized crime challenges since the advent of La Cosa Nostra.

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