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Man Indicted on 11 Counts Related to Foreign Bribery, Fraud & Money Laundering (Flynn related)

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Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 12, 2018
Former President of Maryland-Based Transportation Company Indicted on 11 Counts Related to Foreign Bribery, Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Executive Allegedly Paid Bribes to a Russian Official So His Company Could Win Highly Sensitive Nuclear Fuel Transportation Contracts


An indictment against a former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad, was unsealed today for his alleged role in a scheme that involved the bribery of an official at a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning of the District of Maryland, Principal Deputy Inspector General April G. Stephenson of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General (DOE-OIG) and Assistant Director in Charge Andew W. Vale of the FBI’s Washington, D.C. Field Office made the announcement.

Mark Lambert, 54, of Mount Airy, Maryland, was charged in an 11-count indictment with one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering. The charges stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide, in order to secure contracts with TENEX.

The case against Lambert is assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Theodore D. Chuang of the District of Maryland.

According to the indictment, beginning at least as early as 2009 and continuing until October 2014, Lambert conspired with others at “Transportation Corporation A” to make corrupt and fraudulent bribery and kickback payments to offshore bank accounts associated with shell companies, at the direction of, and for the benefit of, a Russian official, Vadim Mikerin, in order to secure improper business advantages and obtain and retain business with TENEX. In order to effectuate and conceal the corrupt and fraudulent bribe payments, Lambert and others allegedly caused fake invoices to be prepared, purportedly from TENEX to Transportation Corporation A, that described services that were never provided, and then Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to wire the corrupt payments for those purported services to shell companies in Latvia, Cyprus and Switzerland. Lambert and others also allegedly used code words like “lucky figures,” “LF,” “lucky numbers,” and “cake” to describe the payments in emails to the Russian official at his personal email account. The indictment also alleges that Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to overbill TENEX by building the cost of the corrupt payments into their invoices, and TENEX thus overpaid for Transportation Corporation A’s services.

In June 2015, Lambert’s former co-president, Daren Condrey, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the FCPA and commit wire fraud, and Vadim Mikerin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering involving violations of the FCPA. Mikerin is currently serving a sentence of 48 months in prison and Condrey is awaiting sentencing. The indictment includes allegations against Lambert based on his role in effectuating the criminal scheme with Condrey, Mikerin, and others.

The charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by DOE-OIG and the FBI. Assistant Chiefs Ephraim Wernick and Christopher J. Cestaro and Trial Attorney Derek J. Ettinger of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, as well as Assistant U.S. Attorneys David I. Salem and Michael T. Packard of the District of Maryland, are prosecuting the case.

The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs has provided significant assistance in this matter. The Department also thanks its law enforcement colleagues in Switzerland, Latvia and Cyprus for providing valuable assistance with the investigation and prosecution of the case.

The Criminal Division’s Fraud Section is responsible for investigating and prosecuting all FCPA matters. Additional information about the Justice Department’s FCPA enforcement efforts can be found at www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud

Link: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-president-maryland-based-transportation-company-indicted-11-counts-related-foreign


Reminder:


Tea Pain thread to bring it all together:

1) BIG NEWS! Remember the whistle blower story that involved Mike Flynn and Alex Copson textin' on Inauguration Day? It involved a bunch of people gettin' rich over a huge deal involving nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia.




3) ROSATOM is the Russian nuclear company mentioned as part of a consortium deal that Michael Flynn and Alex Copson texted about that would "make a bunch of people very wealthy."

4) Accordin' to the plan, the US military would supply security for 16 nuclear construction sites in Saudi Arabia using Russian nuclear components, but in order for this deal to go thru, the cripplin' Russian Sanctions must be lifted first.

5) Where this gets really interestin' is that ROSATOM's attorney, Scott Balber, is also the lawyer for Agalarov & Kaveladze who was at Don Jr's Trump tower meeting in June 2016. Balber was also formerly the lawyer for Trump and the Miss Universe organization.

6) Remember those mysterious trips Jared Kushner made to Saudi Arabia that went under-reported? To arrange the US military to provide support would require the cooperation of the Commander-in-Chief, Donald J. Trump.

7) Bob Mueller waived decades of prison sentences for Mike Flynn in exchange for important information. Tea believes we are lookin' at a massive "Quid Pro Quo", one of the drivin' motives for Trump to lift Russian Sanctions.

8) The real beauty of this news is that Maryland has jurisdiction over this case and any subsequent indictments involvin' members of the Trump family are free from any Presidential pardon power. This may be the straw that breaks the Tyrant's back!

9) Lastly, it's no coincidence Trump has tried to fabricate a phony Uranium One story involving Mueller, Hillary and Obama, et al. In true Trumpian fashion, Trump projects his own crimes onto his enemies. Watch this one close, folks. It's gonna be a biggie. <eot>


Edited to say that this thread by a journalist has a lot more info:

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MelissaB Jan 2018 OP
thbobby Jan 2018 #1
AllyCat Jan 2018 #8
MelissaB Jan 2018 #2
Hortensis Jan 2018 #23
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2018 #3
BadgerMom Jan 2018 #4
NBachers Jan 2018 #5
MelissaB Jan 2018 #11
AmericanActivist Jan 2018 #6
iluvtennis Jan 2018 #7
Lars39 Jan 2018 #9
MelissaB Jan 2018 #10
MelissaB Jan 2018 #12
Me. Jan 2018 #20
ehrnst Jan 2018 #13
Gothmog Jan 2018 #14
ehrnst Jan 2018 #15
Gothmog Jan 2018 #16
ehrnst Jan 2018 #17
brer cat Jan 2018 #18
Me. Jan 2018 #19
Gothmog Jan 2018 #21
BoneyardDem Jan 2018 #24
Gothmog Jan 2018 #22

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:31 AM

1. trump crime family

wow! what a web of shit they have constructed. The idiot in chief damn sure needed Sessions to protect him. History books in the future will have a blast describing how winning the presidency brought down the most criminal family in American History.

If Putin hates trump, he will be a double winner. Mortally wounding American Democracy and destroying trump.

I really don't know what to make of this story yet. Twitter info is sometimes misleading. But there is a state indictment that seems to be closely connected to trump.

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Response to thbobby (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:55 AM

8. If only we had Mike Malloy to help us keep track

Of this crime family as well as he did the Bush Crime Family.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:09 AM

2. More info from a journalist

here. Click the tweet to go to the thread.

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 05:42 AM

23. Right wing propagandist sites are all over this, and, peculiarly,

The Hill. But not Politico, NYT, WaPo, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, nada. Presumably journalists are investigating.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:10 AM

3. I just read Tea Pain's thread on this...

So Flynn was bragging about this in testing at the Inaugural, if I red correctly. Solves that mystery.
and the question of why Trump brought up the uranium issue recently, blaming Hillary.
This is gonna end up as more than book. a trilogy of Trump et al crimes.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 01:57 AM

4. K and R

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:01 AM

5. OK, I knew the press release was significant, and it read like a shadow-indictment of trump & co.

But I didn't know where it fit in 'till I read the following posts. We're getting bigger, and closer, here. This will be very interesting to follow.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:58 AM

11. There are so many players in this thing, it's hard to keep track of just what we know

that has been made public.

I wish I had taken notes or kept a list of names.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:11 AM

6. Another puzzle piece nm

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:30 AM

7. Wow, thanks for this post...time for me to dig in and read it.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:49 AM

9. Multi-faceted strategy...

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210094142

Both with connections to Trump.

“15 Bonanno/Genovese mobsters were arrested this week, members of crime families”

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:57 AM

10. Yup!

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:10 AM

12. Important update:

💥Big addition to my thread 👆🏼 on yesterday's DOJ indictment of Mark Lambert for foreign bribery, fraud, $ laundering w/Tenex & Russia's nuclear company ROSATOM: per this 2014 statement, this case was previously led by Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe


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Response to MelissaB (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 01:47 PM

20. Good Add On

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 10:56 AM

13. You know there is something to this when the RW propaganda sites try to tie all this to

the Obama administration and Hillary.

FB is FULL of clickbait talking about how this validates the debunked Uranium One conspiracy theory.

They are scared shitless.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 11:10 AM

14. RWNJ idiots think that this is Uranium One

The RWNJ idiots think that this is related to Hillary Clinton. This is another RWNJ conspiracy theory that is not based on reality

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 11:19 AM

15. Based solely on the idea that HRC was somehow "shady and corrupt"

And unfortunately, I'm seeing the right wing line on this pop up on FB pages of friends of mine who are self-described progressives.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 11:33 AM

16. The RWNJ idiots on DI are pushing this ignorant conspiracy theory

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 11:50 AM

17. The left wing is pushing it on FB as well, unfortunately.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 01:00 PM

18. Wow. Some of our "friends and allies"

seem to be gleefully trying to tie this to Hillary. smh

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 01:46 PM

19. SAD

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 04:47 PM

21. There is no basis in reality for this ignorant conspiracy theory

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 12:42 PM

24. Good god...I'm sure we'll be hearing that these are true Dems

 

and our big tent must include JPR and the Bernie's Progressive Fight Club (the heading in the FB group)

I can't help but think this is just another Kremlin false propaganda outlet, like JPR has been shown to be the purveyors of fake news:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10eA5-mCZLSS4MQY5QGb5ewC3VAL6pLkT53V_81ZyitM/mobilebasic

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 04:57 PM

22. The Uranium One issue was 2010

The statute of limitation has long since run on Hillary Clinton and the Clinton foundation in the real world

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