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Statement Of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara On The Guilty Pleas Of Larisa Medzon, Anna Makovetskaya, And Svetlana Mazer To Charges Related To Their Roles In The Citytime Fraud Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

“Through lies and subversion, each of these three defendants served as highly paid enablers of an epic fraud against the City of New York. And with their pleas today and multi-million dollar forfeitures, they will be stripped of their ill-gotten gains and potentially their liberty. Thanks to the efforts of prosecutors from this Office and our partners at the Department of Investigation, the City recouped more than $500 million that was lost to the CityTime fraud, and we continue to hold the perpetrators of this brazen scheme to account.”

Updated May 13, 2015

Press Release Number: 13-212