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.”