October 8, 2018

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SANCTIONS:

Feds freeze Russian oligarch's assets, Upper East Side mansion (Jennifer Gould Keil, October 8, 2018, NY Post)

A sprawling mansion on the Upper East Side has been frozen as part of a hard-core battle between the US government and Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, The Post has learned.

US officials say Deripaska, an aluminium billionaire, is close both with Russian mob leaders and Russian president Vladimir Putin -- and that he is on the sanctions list because he is allegedly involved in murder, money-laundering, bribery and racketeering.

Deripaska also had President Trump's ex-campaign manager Paul Manafort -- who has been convicted of crimes including money-laundering and who is cooperating with US special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe -- on his payroll for years.

Posted by at October 8, 2018 4:15 AM

  

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