Defendants: No proof Manhattan real estate used to launder Russian mob money

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Attorneys for companies owned by Denis Katsyv have asked a judge to dismiss claims that the companies bought high-end properties in Manhattan using a portion of $230 million allegedly stolen from the Russian government by organized crime groups.

“Although the complaint asserts claims under virtually every possible theory of money laundering, the government fails to explain how the facts of this case fit within any of those theories,” attorneys for Katsyv’s companies said. Source: blogs.wsj.com.