On 29 September, the Guardian reported that Oleg Deripaska, 54, one of Russia’s most powerful oligarchs, who previously had deep links to British establishment figures, has been indicted by the US DoJ for criminal sanctions violations.  The allegations include an elaborate and failed attempt by Deripaska and his associates to shuttle his pregnant girlfriend to the US so that she could give birth there and secure American citizenship for their second child.  It is alleged that Deripaska evaded sanctions in a variety of ways, using corporate shell companies to hide his activities.

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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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