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De plane, de plane! Buh-bye!

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 8, 2022 United States Obtains Warrant for Seizure of Airplane of Sanctioned Russian Oligarch Andrei Skoch, Worth Over $90 Million The United States of America has been authorized to seize an Airbus A319-100 (the Airbus) owned and controlled […]

De Plane! De Oligarch’s plane!

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 6, 2022 United States Obtains Warrant for Seizure of Two Airplanes of Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich Worth Over $400 Million The United States of America has been authorized to seize a Boeing 787-8 aircraft and a Gulfstream G650ER aircraft owned […]

DOJ takes action against Hydra Market, too…

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Justice Department Investigation Leads to Shutdown of Largest Online Darknet Marketplace Russian Resident Indicted on Conspiracy Charges Related to Operating Hydra Market The Justice Department announced today the seizure of Hydra Market (Hydra), the world’s largest […]

Yacht! See? (With apologies to Stephen Colbert)

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 4, 2022 $90 Million Yacht of Sanctioned Russian Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg Seized by Spain at Request of United States Note: Footage of the seizure is available here. View the statement from the Attorney General on today’s seizure here. Spanish law enforcement […]

US Seizes Iranian arms headed for Yemen

Illegal Iranian Flow of Weapons to Yemen PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 23, 2021Share On December 20, the United States Navy 5th Fleet seized upwards of 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles and 226,600 rounds of ammunition from a vessel originating from Iran. This ship was on a route historically used to illegally smuggle weapons to the Houthis in Yemen. The smuggling of arms from Iran to the Houthis represents a flagrant violation of the UN targeted arms embargo and is yet […]