Semenov, Rakhmatulina and Shpirko were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to possess false identification documents. Semenov and Rakhmatulina were also charged with false use of a passport.
Customs officers intercepted a United Parcel Service package shipped from Moldova addressed to Semenov at a residence in Brooklyn, New York. Inside the package were several passports, including some with Semenov's photograph but different names such as "Petar Stojanovic" and "Victor Rajkov."
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