The Guardian reports:
Federal prosecutors in New York involved in the criminal investigation into Donald Trump’s social media company last year started examining whether it violated money laundering statutes in connection with the acceptance of $8m with suspected Russian ties.
Towards the end of last year, federal prosecutors started examining two loans totaling $8 million wired to Trump Media, through the Caribbean, from two obscure entities that both appear to be controlled in part by the relation of an ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin, the sources said.
The Russian connection, as being examined by prosecutors in the US attorney’s office for the southern district of New York, centers on a part-owner of Paxum Bank – an individual named Anton Postolnikov, who appears to be a relation of Putin ally Aleksandr Smirnov.
Raw Story reports:
“Just want to keep you in the loop — no guaranty that these will get signed and funded, but we remain hopeful,” wrote John Haley, outside counsel for Trump Media, in a Dec. 24, 2021, email reviewed by the newspaper.
“Thanks john much appreciated. d,” Trump Jr. replied. Trump Jr. had joined the board of the company along with the former president’s ally Kash Patel and former Rep. Devin Nunes, who served as the tech company’s chief executive.
There’s much more at the first link. No paywall.
Trump’s Truth Social reportedly kept afloat by $8 million of illicitly laundered Russian money with connections to Putin.
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