Another blow to Putin’s close ally

According to the report, federal agents and local police officers came out of an apartment on Manhattan’s prestigious Park Avenue and a luxury summer house in the famous Hamptons near New York carrying boxes.

Both properties are linked to Vekselberg, NBC said, citing US Treasury Department data.

Authorities are also searching an address on Miami’s Fisher Island believed to be linked to Vekselberg, NBC reported.

Vekselberg is the head of the Moscow-based conglomerate Renova Group and one of the Russian oligarchs who have been sanctioned following the invasion of Ukraine by Moscow forces.

As a result of the applied sanctions, V. Vekselberg’s assets were frozen in the USA and American companies were prohibited from developing business with him and his companies.

The U.S. Department of Justice is also investigating the bank fraud, but no charges have been filed against him, NBC reported.

In April, at the request of the US government, Spanish officials seized 90 million belonging to V. Vekselberg. yacht worth EUR.

The 78-metre Tanga yacht was seized in the Mediterranean port of Palma de Mallorca, Spanish police forces said in a statement at the time.

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