NEW YORK - Svetlana Kudryavtsev, an associate in Bank of New York's Eastern Europe division until she was fired in late August, was charged Tuesday with making misleading statements to federal investigators in their probe into alleged money laundering in Russia.In September a federal grand jury indicted Lucy Edwards, a former vice president in Bank of New York's Eastern Europe division, and her husband, Russian businessman Peter Berlin, on charges of illegally transferring $7 billion of funds through accounts at the banking company.

Ms. Edwards was also dismissed in August. She has denied wrongdoing.

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