Fortune Analyzes Bank of New York RICO Case

For the last couple months, we've been tracking the strange suit filed by the Russian Federal Customs Service against the Bank of New York Mellon. The Russian government, represented by Miami plaintiffs lawyer Steven Marks, sued the bank in a Russian court for its involvement in illicit wire transfers of $7.5 billion. The Russians--in a weird cross-border reliance on U.S. law--are demanding $22.5 billion under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act.

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