A news release from the US DoJ on 9 December advised that DANIEL DANIEL of Miami, had pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiring to commit money laundering by concealing the proceeds of criminal activity.  It involved the proceeds of the illicit activities of the Shulaya Enterprise, a prolific criminal organisation dismantled in June 2017 upon the arrests of Shulaya and over 25 other members and associates of the Shulaya Enterprise.  The Shulaya Enterprise was an organized criminal group controlled by Razhden Shulaya, a “vor v zakone,” which is a Russian phrase translated roughly as “Thief-in-Law,” and which refers to high-level criminal figures from the former Soviet Union who receive tribute from other criminals and laypersons within the vor’s protection, licence criminal activity by others, and resolve disputes between members of the criminal community.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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