Christopher Miller+ Your Authors @ChristopherJM Correspondent covering Ukraine and more for @BuzzFeedNews. Also seen in @RFERL @POLITICOEurope @ViceNews @Guardian. Send tips to [email protected] Aug. 04, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

The FBI raided a Cleveland office linked to Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky today.  https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/2020/08/fbi-raids-offices-at-downtown-one-cleveland-center-building-tied-to-ukrainian-oligarch.html 

We reported in May that a federal grand jury in Cleveland was investigating him for allegedly laundering hundreds of millions of dollars.  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mikesallah/ukraine-billionaire-oligarch-money-laundering-investigation 

Local Cleveland news with a quick soundbite confirming the FBI search there and also at offices in Miami.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A8OrDdwsYA 

Reached for comment just now, Igor Kolomoisky declined to comment on the searches, telling me only, "I do not communicate with fake news."

FBI tells me this: “The FBI and IRS do have law enforcement activity today at both locations you specified. Everything is currently under seal so no additional information is available to be released. No one was taken into custody today. This [is] an ongoing investigation.”


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