In December 2012, Galina Kravchenko was transported by U.S. Marshals from Chisinau, Moldova, the capital city of one of Eastern Europe’s poorest countries. She had been living in Moldova since she fled in 2008 with her husband, Aleksandr, and their three children.
Federal officials say the couple played a major role in the May 2009 failure of Westsound Bank, which once was the Pacific Northwest’s fastest-growing bank. At the end of 2009, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) estimated the Bremerton bank’s failure cost its insurance fund $82.6 million. (1)
On March 15, 2014, Kravchenko was sentenced to 128 months in Federal prison and a fine of $1 milion USD.
On March 6, 2015, Galina Kravchenko BOP Register Number 44663-086 was successfully treaty transferred back to Armenia. (2)