crimes and misdemeanors

Mystery Celebrities on the Fringe of a Russian Mob Gambling Bust

A massive money-laundering case that touches a high-end art gallery and alleges connections to the Russian mafia has more than its share of colorful characters, such as Vadim Trincher, the alleged mafia kingpin accused of running a high-dollar gambling ring and hoarding $2 million in chips from the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas. Even more colorful characters are left unidentified: “The unnamed celebrities, athletes and financiers who patronized the alleged underground poker games run by the ring.” It’s like the little black book from the “millionaire madam” case, but less sexy.

Mystery Celebrities on Fringe of a Gambling Bust