Author: Dr. Angelika Hellweger 9 February 2023
With former high-ranking FBI agent Charles McGonigal having been indicted on charges of US sanctions violation, Angelika Hellweger wrote about key aspects of the case.
As McGonigal is alleged to have accepted secret payments from Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska, Angelika’s piece outlines the charges against him and the possible penalties.
Her article explains that recent months have seen the US Justice Department bring charges against a number of individuals who allegedly violated US sanctions by working for Russians with Kremlin links.
But she also makes clear that UK authorities are also now “on the front foot’’ in identifying those who enable sanctioned individuals to sidestep restrictions. Angelika cites the recent efforts by the National Crime Agency.
With the US and UK taking an ever-closer look at sanctions evasion, Angelika details what corporates and individuals need to do to ensure they are sanctions-compliant.
Angelika's article was published by Law 360. (Subscription required)
Angelika is a specialist in international, high-level economic crime investigations and large-scale commercial disputes. She has widely-recognised expertise in representing corporates and conglomerates in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and United States.