U.S. authorities say a superyacht owned by a Russian oligarch previously sanctioned for alleged money laundering has been seized by law enforcement in Fiji.
The Justice Department has charged a Russian oligarch with sanctions violations and has taken down a cybercrime operation controlled by a Russian military intelligence agency.
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"Today marks our taskforce's first seizure of an asset belonging to a sanctioned individual with close ties to the Russian regime. It will not be the last," said Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The yacht is among the assets linked to Viktor Vekselberg, a billionaire and close Putin ally who heads the Moscow-based Renova Group.
U.S. authorities accused Viktor Vekselberg of conspiring to commit bank fraud and money laundering in order to obscure ownership of his massive yacht.
The superyacht is owned by Viktor Vekselberg, an oligarch close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, as Washington seeks to punish Kremlin supporters for the invasion of Ukraine,
It would be the first such seizure by U.S. authorities since Ukraine war-linked sanctions were imposed on the Kremlin.
U.S. federal agents and Spain’s Civil Guard are searching a yacht owned by a Russian oligarch on Monday in Spain’s Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea
The U.S. government has seized a 254-foot yacht in Spain owned by an oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Israel is grappling with how to deal with dozens of Jewish Russian oligarchs as Western nations step up sanctions on businesspeople with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
New York Mayor Eric Adams has appointed to a top city job an executive with ties to the Trump Organization and Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg.