Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport

A former FBI official has been arrested over his ties to a Russian oligarch charged with violating US sanctions.

Charles McGonigal, 54, was previously the special agent in charge of counterintelligence in the New York Field office – and worked on the investigation into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

He was arrested on Saturday afternoon after arriving at JFK following a trip to Sri Lanka and retired from the FBI in 2018.

Law enforcement says he has links to metal mogul Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who was sanctioned by the US in 2018 and then charged with violating them last year.

Deripaska was among two dozen Russian oligarchs and government officials blacklisted by Washington in 2018 in reaction to Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump become president. 

Court interpreter Sergey Shestakov, 69, has also been charged in connection with the case and working with Deripaska.

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