By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

FBI agent pleads guilty to conspiring to violate US sanctions

Yesterday, Former Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI Counterintelligence Division in New York, Charles McGonigal, pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and to committing money laundering (press release, plea agreement). The offences were in connection with his 2021 agreement to provide services to Oleg Deripaska, a sanctioned Russian businessman, by investigating …

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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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