NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Members of Russian organized crime ran high-stakes poker games attended by professional athletes, Hollywood celebrities and Wall Street titans, federal authorities in New York said.
The games were an offshoot of a massive money-laundering scheme, authorities said.
FBI agents arrested dozens of people Tuesday in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and elsewhere as part of the investigation. There also were FBI raids at an apartment in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and a Madison Avenue art gallery owned by two of the defendants.
The poker games were allegedly run out of a $5 million apartment in Trump Tower, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.