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oldsoftie

(11,967 posts)
Mon Jan 23, 2023, 06:03 PM Jan 2023

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

A former high-level FBI agent faces charges for aiding a sanctioned Russian oligarch (Original Post) oldsoftie Jan 2023 OP
Rachel is going to be interesting tonight. Nt leftieNanner Jan 2023 #1
Don't let him suicide. Tetrachloride Jan 2023 #2
This traitor is a pal of Colludy Rudy. Hassler Jan 2023 #3
Please read as much as you can about this story. It may be that the FBI is itself "CORRUPT" Stuart G Jan 2023 #4
investigate Comey igorman Jan 2023 #5
Yes Comey appointed him to his NY position but he got there just after the shit Bev54 Jan 2023 #7
He has a few different charges one in NY for the attempts to get Deripaska off the sanction Bev54 Jan 2023 #6
McGonigal faces charges in Federal courts in NY AND in DC. pnwmom Jan 2023 #8
Kick all Russians out of the US Captain Zero Jan 2023 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jan 2023 #10
k n r oasis Jan 2023 #11

Stuart G

(37,906 posts)
4. Please read as much as you can about this story. It may be that the FBI is itself "CORRUPT"
Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:10 PM
Jan 2023

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

Bev54

(9,466 posts)
7. Yes Comey appointed him to his NY position but he got there just after the shit
Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:53 PM
Jan 2023

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

Bev54

(9,466 posts)
6. He has a few different charges one in NY for the attempts to get Deripaska off the sanction
Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:51 PM
Jan 2023

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/

pnwmom

(108,620 posts)
8. McGonigal faces charges in Federal courts in NY AND in DC.
Mon Jan 23, 2023, 08:55 PM
Jan 2023

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

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