DOJ Charges Russian Oligarch with Sanction Violation

Individual has been trying to get around sanction since 2014.

The Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeyev on Wednesday, documenting his many attempts to get around U.S. sanctions imposed against him. The U.S. originally placed sanctions on Mr. Malofeyev in 2014 for actively supporting the Russian invasion of Crimea, Ukraine. Since then, he has been hiring people both in the U.S. and abroad to help him gain access to Western money in violation of the sanctions.   

“According to the indictment, the defendant used shell companies and other means to hide his deceptions and evade important sanctions meant to ensure the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” said FBI’s Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Division Alan Kohler. “While this case is about violating sanctions, it’s also about bringing people to justice who think they can violate our laws with impunity.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. Treasury officials as they implement sanctions on entities and individuals supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • For Attorney General Garland and Justice Department personnel to seek God’s guidance as they prioritize cases and determine agency focus.
  • For Assistant Director Kohler as he evaluates FBI counterintelligence information and oversees operations.
  • For Secretary Blinken and those in the State Department working to determine diplomatic courses of action.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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