Thursday, July 13, 2017

Defense Attorney In Laundering Case Settles Out Of Court After Trump Intervention

There was something extremely fishy about the Department of Justice’s unprecedented move to settle a $260 million case for not even $6 million, with no admission of wrongdoing. Natalia Veselnitskaya represented the Russian family in the case. Does that name sound familiar? She is the attorney who visited Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower and caused such a stir, but she is neck-deep in another huge intrigue. The whole thing started when Donald Trump called Manhattan United States Attorney Preet Bharara and told him to resign. That was strange, because the president had personally asked him to stay in his position a short time before this. The U.S. attorney refused publicly, and then Trump canned him. Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim replaced Bharara. What is so interesting is what Bharara was doing at the time Trump fired him. The attorney was leading a huge U.S. investigation into Russian money laundering. The Russian mob was accused of stealing $230 million. Then, it squirreled some of the cash away in New York City real estate. Trending Articles Trump Stops Sunday Golf Game To Rant Like A Raving Lunatic… On Sunday, the president took to Twitter to rant and rave about domestic… Powered By The Russian attorney who made the alleged fraud public died suspiciously. Then, who was the attorney who ended up representing the owners of the shell company accused of money laundering? She was none other than the president’s eldest son’s visitor, Ms. Veselnitskaya, a Russian government lawyer. The trial was supposed to begin on a Monday, but in a surprise move, New York federal prosecutors decided to settle the case the Friday before it began. Veselnitskaya represented Prevezon, the company that allegedly bought up all the “high-end commercial space and luxury apartments” with the ill-gotten laundered money. Russian attorney Veselnitskaya commented on the ultra-light sentence, according to a letter the House Judiciary Committee sent to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. She said it was: ‘Almost an apology from the government.’ In that letter, the committee requested that Sessions provide it with a “long overdue” explanation about why he allowed the case to be settled just two days before trial was to begin. They gave the AG until July 26, 2017 to respond. The prosecution had scheduled illicit finance expert Louise Shelley to testify for the U.S. government before the trial ended so abruptly. Shelly founded the George Mason University’s Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center and said the alleged money launderers “got off easily.” She commented further to CNN: ‘Wh

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