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US charges two men with facilitating sanctions evasion of Russian oligarch’s yacht

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Sat, 2023-01-21 02:46

WASHINGTON: The US government said on Friday it charged two businessmen, one Russian and one British, with allegedly facilitating a sanctions evasion and money laundering scheme in relation to a $90 million yacht of billionaire Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg.
Vladislav Osipov, 51, a Russian national, and Richard Masters, 52, a UK national, were charged in indictments unsealed in a US court on Friday with conspiracy to defraud the United States and to commit offenses against the United States, the US Justice Department said in a statement.

President of the Skolkovo Foundation Viktor Vekselberg speaks on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St.Petersburg, Russia, June 17, 2022. (AP)
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