Brit Arrested by FBI in Spain

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The Guardia Civil in cooperation with the FBI and HSI (Homeland Security Investigation), arrested a British man for fraud, money laundering and for infringing sanctions against Russia.

The arrest was carried out at the Adolfo Suárez–Madrid Barajas Airport (Madrid) because the British citizen had allegedly acted illegally (money laundering etc) in favour of a Russian citizen, who is the owner of a merchantil conglomerate with interest in petroleum, energy and telecommunications.

This Russian citizen had sanctions imposed against him in April 2018 by the Office of Foreign Assets Control belonging to the US Treasury Department following the annexation of the Crimean Peninsular in 2014 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The arrested man is the owner and administrator of a company with its offices in Palma de Mallorca, which offers maintenance & administrative service for yachts. One of the luxury yachts in question belonged to the above mentioned Russian.

The accused allegedly handled the yacht under a pseudonym so as not to raise suspicion and provided services worth 485,149 USD, according to the Americans. In fact, between one service and the other it is calculated that his company earnt over 800,000 euros.

(News: Spain)

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