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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:03 PM

A former high-level FBI agent faces charges for aiding a sanctioned Russian oligarch

Source: NPR

A former high-level FBI agent is facing several charges for his alleged work with a sanctioned Russian oligarch.

Charles McGonigal, the former special agent in charge of counterintelligence in the FBI's New York office, is accused of working with Oleg Deripaska, who has been on the U.S. sanctions list since 2018.

McGonigal's involvement with the Russian billionaire involved taking secret payments for investigating one of Deripaska's rivals. He also worked to get Deripaska off the U.S. sanctions list, in violation of federal law, prosecutors said.

Sergey Shestakov, a U.S. citizen who is a former Soviet and Russian diplomat and federal court interpreter, is facing charges alongside McGonigal. Prosecutors allege Shestakov, 69, and McGonigal worked together to aid Deripaska.

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2023/01/23/1150797242/former-fbi-agent-charles-mcgonigal-russian-oligarch-oleg-deripaska

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Reply A former high-level FBI agent faces charges for aiding a sanctioned Russian oligarch (Original post)
oldsoftie Monday OP
leftieNanner Monday #1
Tetrachloride Monday #2
Hassler Monday #3
Stuart G Monday #4
igorman Monday #5
Bev54 Monday #7
Bev54 Monday #6
pnwmom Monday #8
Captain Zero Monday #9
Chin music Monday #10
oasis Monday #11

Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:08 PM

1. Rachel is going to be interesting tonight. Nt

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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:09 PM

2. Don't let him suicide.

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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:39 PM

3. This traitor is a pal of Colludy Rudy.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:10 PM

4. Please read as much as you can about this story. It may be that the FBI is itself "CORRUPT"

Please read all infirmation at Democratic Underground on this. (today's information) lots of more info. on this corruption.

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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:20 PM

5. investigate Comey

 

His actions were suspect.

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Response to igorman (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:53 PM

7. Yes Comey appointed him to his NY position but he got there just after the shit

hit the fan about Hillary's emails in Oct 2016.

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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:51 PM

6. He has a few different charges one in NY for the attempts to get Deripaska off the sanction

list and another in DC for taking $225,000 from a security official in Albania and shortly after receiving the money he opened an investigation in another person lobbying for competing interests of Albania. This was while he was still working for the FBI. This guy is dirty as hell and is connected with Giuliani. His defence lawyer also worked to defend other Trump operatives as well as Giuliani.

There is a good story at Empty Wheel outlining some of the back story as well as the indictments.

https://www.emptywheel.net/2023/01/23/former-fbi-sac-indicted-for-crimes-spanning-from-2017-to-2021/

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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:55 PM

8. McGonigal faces charges in Federal courts in NY AND in DC.

On two sets of corruption charges, involving Deripaska and also an Albanian intel officer.

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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 09:30 PM

9. Kick all Russians out of the US

Until we figure out their influence on trump, Rudy, etc.

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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:20 PM

10. TREASON at the FBI.

Anymore questions? Gd deripaska too.
Same division that hated Pres Hillary Clinton by chance? How long....has this been going on?
No mercy. NO MERCY.

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Mon Jan 23, 2023, 10:40 PM

11. k n r

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