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They stole $ 20 million from the US government, left a note for their children and went missing  FBI |  Richard Ayvasyan |  Marietta Terabelian |  EC stories |  The world

They stole $ 20 million from the US government, left a note for their children and went missing FBI | Richard Ayvasyan | Marietta Terabelian | EC stories | The world

Richard Ivesyan and Marietta Terabelian are two of the FBI’s most wanted individuals. The 42- and 37-year-old couple tore up the government , Raising a sum of close to $ 20 million and facing severe punishment, they disappeared leaving their children behind.

It all started with an epidemic Govt19. As the crisis began to drive people out of work and small businesses out of business, after much debate, the United States decided to provide Attendance vouchers For the most needy. What a rest for many, It was a great business opportunity for Ayvasian. Using false identities that alter the dead, the elderly, or students returning to their home country, the couple amassed government assistance to people in emergencies.

This initial plan was linked to dozens of businesses they created with fake payrolls and tax revenue. According to the newspaper Los Angeles Times, Richard summoned the others to take part in the fraud, and in this way, they gathered close. 150 loan applications.

Richard Ayvesian, charged with fraud. (Los Angeles Times).

With money on hand, the family’s life took a 180 turn: they invested the accumulated millions Jewelry, high quality watches, gold coins, properties in the most exclusive neighborhoods in California, Designer Materials and Harley Davidson Motorcycle. His “new rich” attitude triggered a warning and it was a matter of time until authorities began to investigate his situation.

Marietta Terabelian leaves court in Los Angeles.  (Los Angeles Times).
Marietta Terabelian leaves court in Los Angeles. (Los Angeles Times).

Led to investigations A break in his mansion for $ 3.25 million. A few months later – more precisely, in June this year – the couple were found guilty before a court of law. But when the judge handed down the sentence, they were only there to listen to her His three children, aged 13, 15 and 16 From one night in August, His parents went missing. They wrote in the letter that one day we will be together again That they were left in bed before escaping.

Pictures of the test at the mansion.  (Los Angeles Times).
Pictures of the test at the mansion. (Los Angeles Times).

Although the most accepted theory is that Ayvajian fled, a second possibility raised by Richard’s lawyer was discussed, Aswin J. Ram, Said Were abducted by one of their collaborators And a farewell was planted for their children. The lawyer insisted on his version, but After receiving notice that the couple had considered an urgent application for a passport for three children, it was dismissed by the judge in charge of the case who assured them that their escape plan was clear.

Police raided the couple's home.  (Los Angeles Times).
Police raided the couple’s home. (Los Angeles Times).

for now, The FBI continues its search and has offered a $ 10,000 reward For any information on the whereabouts of fraudsters.

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