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US accuses former Ukrainian MP of money laundering

Posted On: Feb 1, 2023   |   Posted By: RT

US accuses former Ukrainian MP of money laundering

Andrey Derkach faces a seven-count indictment in relation to the purchase of two condominiums in Beverly Hills, California
The US Justice Department has charged the ex-deputy of Ukraine's parliament Andrey Derkach with fraud and money laundering, after he reportedly purchased two properties in California despite being put on a sanctions list in 2020. Ahead of the US elections, he had leaked apparent phone conversations between Joe Biden and Ukraine's then-President Pyotr Poroshenko.
In a press release published on Wednesday, the DoJ stated that Derkach, who it designates as an “active Russian agent” over his alleged “election interference” in the 2020 US presidential race, faces up to 30 years in prison for conspiracy to violate US sanctions, bank-fraud conspiracy, money-laundering conspiracy, and four counts of money laundering.
Derkach has previously denied working for Moscow or interfering in US elections.
Prosecutors claim that since 2013, the former MP and an unnamed accomplice devised a scheme to...

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