NYT points to US sanctions that the Russian billionaire could have violated.
The New York Times, citing its sources, says that the searches at the home of Russian businessman and billionaire Oleg Deripaska could be caused by violations of US sanctions, which are causing widespread concern. under investigation by the FBI.
Bloomberg, on the other hand, knows that last year European officials tried to convince U.S. officials of Deripaska's violation of the terms of the deal with Washington. According to him, some of the Russian companies have been withdrawn from the sanctions. But officials said the Russian influence over the companies UC Rusal and EN + Group International remained.
Moreover, the billionaire, bypassing the deals, used their resources to support “the # 39; Kremlin political agenda “.
To this, En + and UC Rusal objected that these media have no factual basis.
The New York Times reports that in addition to the FBI, representatives from the Southern District Federal Attorney's Office joined the searches in New York City, but the department declined to comment.
And the State FBI Department only announced the searches, but did not specify their reason.
As Topnews previously wrote, it was learned the day before that the FBI was conducting searches of a Washington-owned mansion. by the entrepreneur.
However, ABC News, citing its sources at the office, said there were no charges against the Russian.
Recall that searches are also carried out in the houses of the relatives of the businessman.
& # 8220; No charges have been laid against Deripaska & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; reports an American television channel.
Later, RIA commented on the events & # 8220; Novosti & # 8221; a representative of Deripaska himself. She clarified that the buildings raided by police in Washington and New York do not belong to a businessman, but to his relatives and are executed on the basis of warrants related to US sanctions.
She also previously stated on the link between sanctions and searches of buildings. Forbes.
As for the Deripaska agreements with the American authorities, they concern the sanctions that were introduced in 2018 against several of its companies.
Then he was able to agree with the US Treasury that with restrictive measures three companies will be lifted, namely from the energy and metallurgical group En +, the aluminum company UC Rusal and the energy company Eurosibenergo.
In response, the contractor relinquished control and Deripaska's share in these was reduced. At the moment, the Russian himself is not allowed to enter the United States.
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