On Tuesday morning the FBI has raided the home of billionaire Russian oligarch and energy tycoon Oleg Deripaska in a posh Washington D.C. neighborhood. His name began appearing in US media over the past years based on his ties to Paul Manafort. He’s also widely considered part of Vladimir Putin’s “inner circle”.
An NBC correspondent posted video of the FBI “court-authorized law enforcement activity” in progress, however it’s as yet undisclosed why they’re after Deripaska – who is founder of Basic Element, among Russia’s largest industrial groups – or exactly what it is US authorities are looking for. By the looks of it, multiple dozens of agents and police are present for the large high-profile raid.
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