The FBI on Tuesday searched properties in New York City and Washington, D.C., as part of an investigation into Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch who had been previously sanctioned by the United States, multiple law enforcement officials told ABC News.
The reason for the searches was not immediately clear and the FBI declined to offer details, beyond a spokesperson telling ABC News that agents were at Deripaska’s D.C. home “conducting law enforcement activity pursuant to an ongoing investigation.”
No charges have been filed against Deripaska, two sources said.
FBI agents in New York City searched a townhouse in Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood, a law enforcement source told ABC News. News of the FBI’s search of Deripaska’s D.C. home was first reported by NBC News.
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