Four reputed members of the Russian mafia are under arrest in connection with kidnapping schemes that may be linked to five bodies found in New Melones Lake.
The men were arrested last month. They´re accused of hostage-taking and other federal crimes.
The indictment says Iouri Mikhel and Jurijus Kadamovas threatened to kill their victims if ransom demands were not met. Petro Krylov and Ainar Altmanis are accused of aiding and abetting the plot.