Raleigh Russian millionaire Leonid Teyf indicted in Utah in alleged bribery scheme

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Russian man arrested at his north Raleigh mansion late last year has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Utah.

According to court documents, Leonid Teyf, 57, was part of a scheme where several trucking companies paid more than $1 million in bribes to the Utah FedEx ground hub manager.

Teyf was originally investigated by the feds in Raleigh in a murder-for-hire plot involving the son of his housekeeper because Teyf thought he was having an affair with his wife.

But the investigation ballooned to outside the $5 million north Raleigh mansion where the housekeeper, her husband, and son -- all from Russia -- lived with the Teyf family.

Soon the feds were accusing Teyf of being involved in a $150 million dollar kickback scheme in his native Russia and bringing some of the money to the United States.
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Both Teyf and his wife, Tatyana, are accused of several immigration-law violations in connection with the alleged scheme.

Teyf remains in jail until he faces trial.

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