The Global Footprints of ‘Putin’s Chef’ Yevgeny Prigozhin

On 18 December, KYC 360 reported on a OCCRP inquiry into this Russian’s activities – being a Russian businessman and close associate of President Vladimir Putin.  It is said that an investigation tracked the registration details and movements of business jets linked to Prigozhin. They reveal significant Russian involvement and activity in Africa, and a mysterious trail of previously undisclosed European companies linked to Prigozhin.  It notes that OFAC targeted 3 of Prigozhin’s jets, a yacht called St. Vitamin, and front companies he used to manage them.  He is also believed to be behind the Wagner Group, a shadowy mercenary organisation suspected of fighting on behalf of the Russian government in Syria and eastern Ukraine, and maintaining a strong presence in Africa.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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