* The former top FBI agent for counterintelligence in New York has been charged with a former Soviet diplomat with violating U.S. sanctions on Russia by providing services to the oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
* Charles McGonigal also was charged Monday in Washington in connection with accepting $225,000 in cash — while working at the FBI — from a former employee of a foreign intelligence service.
* “Mr. McGonigal betrayed his solemn oath to the United States in exchange for personal gain and at the expense of our national security,” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge Donald Alway.
The former top FBI agent in New York for counterintelligence was arrested with an ex-Russian diplomat and charged with violating U.S. sanctions on Russia after he left the FBI by trying to help the oligarch Oleg Deripaska get off the sanctions list, federal prosecutors said Monday.
The ex-agent, Charles McGonigal separately was charged Monday in federal court in Washington, D.C., in connection with accepting $225,000 in cash — while working at the FBI — from a person who had business interests in Europe who had been an employee of Albania’s foreign intelligence service.
That other person later became an FBI source in a criminal probe of foreign political lobbying, which McGonigal was supervising, authorities said.
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WNU Editor: US federal prosecutors are saying that this former FBI counterintelligence agent was charged for violating U.S. sanctions on Russia after he left the FBI by trying to help the oligarch Oleg Deripaska get off the sanctions list.
As for Oleg Deripaska. He has a long history with the US Justice Department …. U.S. charges Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska with violating sanctions (Reuters).
Former Top FBI Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Violating Russia Sanctions