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Episode 8: From Russia with lies

From Russia with lies
Victor and Natalia Wolf lived like rock stars in Miami. They threw lavish parties on yachts and drove a $325,000 Maybach. But the good times were financed in part by a $20 million real estate fraud, authorities said.

From Russia with lies

Victor and Natalia Wolf live like Russian rock stars in Miami. They throw lavish parties on yachts, and drive a $325,000 Maybach. But the good times are financed in part by an alleged $20 million dollar real estate fraud.

Video Clips

  • A fruitful venture     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    The Wolfs are new to the States, but may not be new to the game. While settling in the Miami area, they sell land north of Miami, where the pickin's good.

  • Ice, ice baby     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Victor and Natalia Wolf are raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars through their real estate development company, Sky Development.

  • Runaway Wolfs     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Russian power couple, the Wolfs, allegedly steal millions with an incredible real estate development scheme in Central Florida. But they may have messed with the wrong people this time, according to former police detective Ed Hill.

  • Hotel Houdini     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Hear from former Miami Herald reporter, Michael Sallah and FBI Special Agent Kurt McKenzie on how the Wolfs allegedly stole a hotel.

  • Believe in success     Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Hear a motivational speech from Victor Wolf to a group of Russian sales recruits at a workshop in Florida in 2004.

  • Have you seen me?     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Victor and Natalia Wolf, please contact your local FBI office or U.S. embassy.

Case Files

  • “WANTED: Natalia Wolf” Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 10:39 AM ET

    Natalia Wolf is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI, and accused of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

  • “WANTED: Victor Wolf” Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 10:41 AM ET

    Victor Wolf is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI, and accused of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

  • A Russian Sky Development ad Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 10:48 AM ET

    The Wolfs targeted Russian immigrants and Russian-Americans through an impressive marketing campaign in their native language.

  • "Welcome to Citrus County Florida!" Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 10:52 AM ET

    The Sky Development website was very persuasive, encouraging buyers to reserve lots online because they were selling fast.

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