Charges have been made against Mark Lambert, “former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad” against the alleged Russian bribery scheme which involves former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Obama administration, and Uranium One.
One of the charges facing Lambert: “one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering,” the DOJ said in a statement.
The scheme primarily revolves around TENEX, which is a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation — they are in charge of the commercial sales for Russia’s Rosatom — who took control of Uranium One in 2013.
According to a report from The Hill, it was revealed that federal agents began collecting evidence in 2009 regarding Russian officials who were engaged in bribery, extortion and money laundering all connect to Uranium One:
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.
They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.
Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions.
Now circle back to December, just last month, where Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the DOJ to begin “interviewing FBI agents about evidence they uncovered in a criminal investigation into a highly-controversial uranium deal that involves Bill and Hillary Clinton.”
BOOM! Here it comes! Hopefully, they can get him to roll over on the rest of the SWAMP PACK!
But this is it — it has begun and I, for one, am excited!