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U.S. charges two men with facilitating sanctions evasion of Russian oligarch“s yacht


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two businessmen were charged in indictments unsealed in a U.S. court on Friday with allegedly facilitating a sanctions evasion and money laundering scheme in relation to a $90 million yacht of sanctioned billionaire Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg.

The two businessmen – Vladislav Osipov, 51, a Russian national, and Richard Masters, 52, a UK national, – were charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and to commit offenses against the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.