By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US charges Russian legislator and staff members with conspiring to violate sanctions

On 14 April 2022 the Department of Justice announced that it charged Russian citizens, Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Babakov, Aleksandr Nikolayevich Vorobev, and Mikhail Alekseyevich Plisyuk, with conspiring to act in the United States as an unregistered agent of Russia, conspiring to violate United States sanctions, and conspiring to commit visa fraud. (Press release) Babakov is Deputy Chairman of the State Duma and …

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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