The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine announced the arrest of UAH 32 million in the accounts of an enterprise for the production of aluminum raw materials owned by a Russian businessman, against whom the Ukrainian authorities imposed sanctions.
This is stated in a message on the UCP TG channel.
The name of the businessman is not mentioned in the message, but plans were previously announced to confiscate the assets of Oleg Deripaska, who produced metallurgical alumina and aluminum hydroxide in Ukraine.
Such a manufacturer is the Nikolaev Alumina Plant. In 2022, the court transferred the enterprise owned by the Russian oligarch Deripaska to the management of ARMA.
Earlier, at the request of prosecutors, the property of this business entity was arrested – 12 land plots, a seaport complex, apartments, administrative buildings, production workshops, 46 vehicles, 240 units of special equipment.
To date, the total value of the seized assets exceeds UAH 1 billion, the Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement.
On January 23, 2023, it became known that Charles McGonigal, a former employee of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was arrested in the United States. He is suspected of working for the sanctioned Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
Until 2018, McGonigal headed the FBI counterintelligence department in New York, and then retired.
Deripaska paid McGonigal to investigate the unnamed oligarch in 2021, according to the Manhattan federal prosecutor’s office. Also, the former FBI counterintelligence officer is accused of insisting in 2019 on the lifting of sanctions against Deripaska.
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