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USA: Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg is targeted by the FBI – Investigation into his assets

Agents carried out searches at properties in New York associated with him Victor Vekselberga Russian billionaire oligarch against whom, have been imposed sanctions.

Washington is seeking to use sanctions and asset freezes to pressure Moscow to end its military invasion of Ukraine.

An eyewitness stated at Reuters that agents of the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) they dragged boxes and safes out of one apartment building at 515 Park St. in Manhattan, where an asset linked to Vekselberg is located, NBC reported.

Agents searched one as well property element associated with the mentioned Russian oligarch in Southampton her New York, as NBC reported.

Vekselberg was not able to comment on the developments. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed that agents were present at the Manhattan and Southampton addresses of Vekselberg’s assets, but declined to comment further. A spokesman for HSI declined to comment.

It was not immediately clear what exactly the agents were looking for. Vekselberg has no criminal convictions in the US.

Washington imposed sanctions on the Russian businessman in 2018 over possible Russian influence in the 2016 US election and in 2022 over his ties to the Russian president Vladimir Putin.


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