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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Kanye West's sneakers are mentioned during Russian mob trial in Brooklyn

Kanye West got an unexpected mention Wednesday during a Russian mob trial in Brooklyn, where it was revealed that one accused gangster was obsessed with the rapper’s footwear.
Government cooperator Renat Yusufov testified he knew a photo of accused racketeer Leonid “Lenny” Gershman was taken in 2016 because Gershman sported high-top “Yeezy Boost 750 OG” sneakers, available only by raffle that year. He said they cost up to $1,500.
Gershman allegedly ran an extortion, loan-sharking, gambling and drug ring in Brighton Beach and Coney Island.



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