Federal Officials Detain Former FBI Agent For Money Laundering And Russian Sanctions Infringement

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Federal prosecutors arrested Charles McGonigal, the FBI’s New York office former head of counterintelligence, for money laundering, violating Russian sanctions, and receiving large sums of money from a former foreign intelligence official.  “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.  U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said, “As alleged, Charles McGonigal, a former high-level FBI official, and Sergey Shestakov, a Court interpreter, violated U.S. sanctions by agreeing to provide services to Oleg Deripaska, a sanctioned Russian oligarch.”