International, Politics

Dominoes: DOJ Files First Charges in Uranium One Scandal

The wall of separation between us and the truth is beginning to crumble this week as the DOJ has filed the first of probably many charges involving the Uranium One scandal.

Recall that the Clinton Department of State approved the sale of a uranium company to Russia which included 20% control over US uranium.

The charges filed this week are the result of the DOJ’s investigation into Mark Lambert of Maryland who reportedly bribed Russian officials in connection with the front-company for the firm that purchased Uranium One.

Lambert’s connections with the Clintons’ role in Uranium One and the donations to the Clinton Foundation are fairly obvious.

If Lambert seeks a plea deal, that wall could come tumbling down very quickly.

Here’s more from Hotair…

Friday a Maryland businessman allegedly involved in an attempt to bribe Russian officials in the Uranium business was charged with 11-counts of fraud and bribery. Reuters reports:

U.S. prosecutors unsealed money laundering, foreign bribery and wire fraud charges against Mark Lambert, 54, in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday…

The charges are the latest chapter in a sprawling federal investigation into corruption involved in Russia’s sale of uranium into the United States.

The uranium investigation drew increased public attention last year after an informant involved in the probe claimed to have evidence tying the former Obama Administration to Russian influence peddling, a charge former administration officials have denied.

A DOJ press release offers some of the details of what Lambert allegedly did, including the code words he used as part of the fraud:

According to the indictment, beginning at least as early as 2009 and continuing until October 2014, Lambert conspired with others at “Transportation Corporation A” to make corrupt and fraudulent bribery and kickback payments to offshore bank accounts associated with shell companies, at the direction of, and for the benefit of, a Russian official, Vadim Mikerin, in order to secure improper business advantages and obtain and retain business with TENEX….Lambert and others allegedly caused fake invoices to be prepared, purportedly from TENEX to Transportation Corporation A, that described services that were never provided, and then Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to wire the corrupt payments for those purported services to shell companies in Latvia, Cyprus and Switzerland.  Lambert and others also allegedly used code words like “lucky figures,” “LF,” “lucky numbers,” and “cake” to describe the payments in emails to the Russian official at his personal email account.

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