Russian Mob Run High Stakes Poker Ring Connects to Murder Suicide

Russian Mob Run Illegal High Stakes NYC Poker Ring Connected to Queens Murder Suicide.


Russian mob run poker ring connected to billionaire hedge fund manager Marc Lasry  to has links to a murder suicide that took place last year in Queens.  Gary Zalevsky pulled out a Beretta .380-caliber handgun and shot Brian Weiss near JFK airport.

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Prosecutor Joshua Naftalis said the same shell company wired $300,000 to Gary Zalevsky in April 2012, a month before  Gary Zalevsky pulled out a Beretta .380-caliber handgun and shot Brian Weiss at the Hilton Garden Inn near Kennedy Airport. Zalevsky then killed himself.

The disclosure came at a bail hearing in Manhattan Federal Court for Anatoly Golubchik, accused of using a Cyprus shell company to launder tens of millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits.
Russian mob-run poker ring busted this month has links to a murder suicide that took place last year in Queens.

Prosecutor Joshua Naftalis said the same shell company wired $300,000 to Gary Zalevsky in April 2012, a month before  Gary Zalevsky pulled out a Beretta .380-caliber handgun and shot Brian Weiss at the Hilton Garden Inn near Kennedy Airport. Zalevsky then killed himself.
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At the time, police said that Zalevsky, 47, and Brian Weiss, 31, were meeting with four associates to discuss a new venture to sell vitamin supplements over the Internet and that the shooting was sparked by Zalevsky’s money problems.

Naftalis said one of the associates who witnessed the shooting is an unindicted co-conspirator of Golubchik’s.

The prosecutor brought up the shooting in unsuccessfully arguing Golubchik should not be released on bail.

 

Shot five times in the head in front of four witnesses, Brian Weiss, 31, was a top official in a Florida dietary supplement company that has been the target of thousands of consumer complaints.
His killer, Gary  Zalevsky, 47, was observed by video surveillance footage standing up during a meeting with Weiss and four others at the Hilton Garden Inn in Queens, shooting Weiss five times in the head and then turning the gun on himself.

Police at the Hilton Garden Inn near Kennedy International Airport in Queens inspect the scene outside after Brian J. Weiss was killed by Gary Zalevsky who committed suicide soon after.
The four surviving members of the meeting tried to leave the hotel without phoning 911, but the police of 106th Precinct rounded them up.
Both Weiss and Zalevsky lived in southern Florida and Zalevsky also had a home in the Manhattan Beach area of Brooklyn.

Investigators involved in the case were attempting to work out whether there was a Russian mafia link to the murder suicide.

The fatal meeting tool place in a private room adjacent to the main lobby cafe at the Hilton near to JFK airport.
According to witnesses the six men were all speaking in a foreign language which could have been Russian.
Brian Weiss was notorious as the CEO of the disgraced Florida-based food-supplement company called FWM Laboratories.

Hilton Garden Inn : Where a meeting took place between six people which ended in the deaths of Brian Weiss and Gary Zalevsky

116 Dover St: Where Gary L. Zalevsky, 47, maintained a home in the Manhattan Beach area of Brooklyn, New York
In 2009 alone, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in Florida logged in excess of 4,000 complaints against FWM and the state’s attorney general made it return more than $34 million to individuals, ‘for products they neither ordered nor wanted’.
And again in 2009, the firm was one of 50 sued in Manhattan for falsely implying that Oprah Winfrey and Dr Mehmet Oz backed their products.
It has emerged since the shooting on the afternoon of the 10th of May that a friend of Zalevsky reported speaking to two of the men who were at the meeting.
Known throughout the New York and Floridian Russian community, the two men believed the meeting between Weiss and Zalevsky was going to be about internet marketing.

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