Yesterday, an 11-count indictment was handed outconnected to the alleged Russian bribery scheme. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was involved, as well as the Obama administration and Uranium One.
The charges are against Mark Lambert, the “former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad.” Lambert has been charged with “1 count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and to commit wire fraud. Also seven counts of violating the FCPA, 2 of wire fraud and 1 of international promotion money laundering,”.
Said charges have a conncetion with the alleged bribery scheme that involves “Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide, in order to secure contracts with TENEX.”
TENEX is a commercial sales arm for Russia’s Rosatom, which took full control of Uranium One almost five years ago in 2013.
In October it was revealed that federal agents began collecting evidence in 2009 about Russian officials engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion, and money laundering connected to the Uranium One dea.
Last December, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered that prosecutors at the DOJ start “interviewing FBI agents about the evidence found in a criminal investigation into a highly-controversial uranium deal tinvolving the Clintons”.