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Resource ID: #12719
Subject: Business
Source: United Communications Group



The Russian mafia bilked the U.S. Government out of millions of dollars in whlesale fuel tax revenues each year. The UCG discovered that Hovsep "Michael" Mikaelian, the self-claimed Armenian godfather of the Russinan mafia, used valid registration froms of legitimate gasoline wholesale companies to purchase taxed and untaxed fuel and blend them together to sell at 24 gas stations. (Sept. 18 & Oct. 16, 1995)

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