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War in Ukraine: US condemns sophisticated illegal network to evade sanctions and send military technology and oil to Russia

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The US Department of Justice has charged five Russian nationals and two Venezuelan oil traders in the Eastern District of New York with involvement in a global sanctions evasion and money laundering network.

“The defendants were criminal promoters of oligarchs who orchestrated a complex scheme to illegally acquire U.S. military technology and sanction Venezuelan oil, through numerous transactions involving shell companies and cryptocurrencies,” said U.S. Attorney Brion Pease.

“Their efforts have undermined security, economic stability and the rule of law around the world,” he added.


According to the indictment revealed this Wednesday, the Russian citizens seized in different cities in Europe are: Yuri Orekov, 42 years old; Artem Uss, 40 years old; Svetlana Kuzurgasheva aka Lana Neumann, 32 years old; Timofey Telegin, 39, and Sergei Tulyakov, 52.