CULTURE US indicts Russian lawyer who joined 2016 Trump Tower meeting

CULTURE

US indicts Russian lawyer who joined 2016 Trump Tower meeting

AFP

23:55, January 08, 2019

New York prosecutors unveiled an indictment Tuesday of the Russian lawyer whose participation in a June 2016 meeting with top officials of President Donald Trump's election campaign has given rise to allegations of collusion.

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In this file photo taken on November 8, 2016 shows Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaking during an interview in Moscow.(Photo: VCG)

Natalya Veselnitskaya was charged with fabricating evidence in a separate 2013 money laundering case the US filed against a Russian company, Prevezon Holdings, which was allegedly involved in a $230 million tax fraud scheme in Moscow.
Veselnitskaya "is now a wanted person in the United States for intentionally misleading US investigators," said Homeland Security investigator Angel Melendez.

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