Diana Gindin was managing director and president of Credit Suisse First Boston’s operations in Moscow. She was believed to be involved with money laundering for the Russian mafia gang, Tambov
Gindin was married to a member of the Russia parliament, Vladimir Reznik, but there are claims they divorced in 2014 after Reznik was sanctioned by the Obama administration. If true, this might be another scam. According to some Russian journalists, fake divorces are another way being used by Russian oligarchs and politicians to hide their assets.
After an 11 year investigation into organized crime in Spain, Gindin and her husband were indicted for taking part in money laundering over 60 million dollars through off shore shell companies created to purchase real estate and luxury items. Gindin and her husband purchased two estates and a house along with a 2 million dollar yacht and a 100 thousand dollar wine collection. Diana Gindin faced four and a half years in prison.
Altogether 27 people, mostly Russians alleged to be part of the Russian mafia, were indicted, but ten of the gangsters fled Spain to avoid prosecution. At trial, crucial evidence was tossed out and the court decided that though the purchases made by Ginden and others were highly suspect, there was not enough evidence to show that the money they were spending was obtained illegally. Diana Ginden, along with the 17 remaining defendants, was acquitted.