In a stunning development, former top FBI official Charles McGonigal was arrested on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in money laundering and aiding Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska in evading US sanctions.
The New York Times reported that McGonigal was charged with money laundering and taking money from a former foreign agent. According to ABC News, McGonigal was arrested for his ties to Deripaska, a Russian oligarch and close ally of President Vladimir Putin.
The Washington Post reported that the FBI’s counterintelligence agent was accused of helping Deripaska avoid US sanctions. Anadolu Agency | English added that a British citizen was also arrested in Spain in connection with the case, accused of helping Deripaska dodge sanctions.
NBC News reported that McGonigal was charged with money laundering, Russia sanctions, and taking money from a former foreign agent.
The case is still under investigation and more details are expected to emerge in the coming days. Always Full Coverage on USNN for the latest updates.