Three Individuals Indicted for Bribing Naval Employee to Allow Them to Make Unauthorized Liquor Purchases
Posted April 11, 2018
On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Adam Agaev, 43, and David Manasherov, 37, both of Brooklyn, New York, and Edwin D. Fragoso, 44, of Freeport, New York, were indicted for providing cash bribes to an employee of the U.S. Department of the Navy. The indictments followed a criminal investigation in which TTB participated.
Agaev and Manasherov allegedly purchased liquor worth over $5 million, and Fragoso purchased over $1.3 million of liquor, over the course of the scheme. In addition to bribery, the defendants were also charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, wire fraud, and honest services fraud. Manasherov was charged with tampering with an official proceeding and destruction of evidence subject to a federal search warrant. Fragoso was charged with making false statements to law enforcement agents.