A former high-level FBI agent faces charges for aiding a sanctioned Russian oligarch
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
Please read all infirmation at Democratic Underground on this. (today's information) lots of more info. on this corruption.
hit the fan about Hillary's emails in Oct 2016.
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.
On two sets of corruption charges, involving Deripaska and also an Albanian intel officer.