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Trial of Miami Beach club operators linked to Russian mob gets under

Miami Beach’s “B-Girls” are back.

But not as the sirens who seduced men in swank hotels like the Delano, to lure them to seedy private clubs on Washington Avenue so they could be plied with liquor and swindled.

Some of the 10 Bar Girls convicted over the past year will appear in Miami federal court as government witnesses, to testify against a handful of defendants who authorities say are linked to Russian organized crime.

On trial starting Tuesday are four reputed associates, along with a Sunny Isles Beach investor who once dabbled in local politics. They’re accused of orchestrating a fraud scheme to run up the credit card bills of South Beach tourists by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/09/3040953/federal-trial-of-miami-beach-club.html#storylink=cpy

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