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Feds in NY: Russian mob ran celebrity poker games
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal authorities in New York say members of Russian organized crime ran high-stakes poker games attended by professional athletes, Hollywood celebrities and Wall Street titans.
The authorities say the games were an offshoot of a massive money-laundering scheme.
FBI agents arrested several people this morning in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and elsewhere as part of the investigation. They also searched a Madison Avenue art gallery.
Prosecutors are expected to detail the case later today.
Authorities haven't named the poker players.