Posted on May 13 2018
Department of Justice uploaded a bunch of documents:
🇷🇺Transport Logistics International Inc. (TLI)🇷🇺
“a Maryland-based company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad…”
Oh you forgot about Gen Flynn texting with a “person” during Trump’s Inauguration regarding a Middle East Nuclear Deal? Here this DOJ Statement of FACTs should refresh your memory.
If you’ve followed this whole tawdry mess with Gen Flynn, then you would have known about Whistleblower Alex Copson and Rep Cummings numerous written concerns to those in Congress & the White House. See Rep Cummings September 2017 Statement and Letter, it’s B R U T A L.
Link to the December 2017 letter, here
According to the whistleblower, Alex Copson, the managing partner of ACU Strategic Partners—which funded Flynn’s trip to the Middle East in 2015—attended an event on Inauguration Day during which he claimed to have received a text message from Flynn saying the project was “good to go” and directing Copson to contact their business colleagues to “let them know to put things in place.”
The text was reportedly sent while President Trump was delivering his Inaugural Address. According to the whistleblower, Copson also explained that General Flynn was making sure that sanctions would be “ripped up” as one of his first orders of business and that this would allow money to start flowing into the project.
“Our Committee has credible allegations that President Trump’s National Security Advisor sought to manipulate the course of international nuclear policy for the financial gain of his former business partners. These grave allegations compel a full, credible, and bipartisan congressional investigation,” Cummings wrote.
“If you choose to continue blocking our Committee’s investigation of General Flynn and allowing the White House to defy our bipartisan requests, the Oversight Committee will be faced with allegations of hypocrisy that are extremely difficult to defend,” Cummings concluded.
“The integrity of this Committee’s work will be questioned, and the credibility of its investigations will be severely degraded.”
March 2017 Letter to then White House Chief of Staff Preibus, Link here
🇷🇺Transport Logistics International🇷🇺
DOJ OPA Link here
The Lambert Case is assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Theodore D. Chuang of the District of Maryland.
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.
In order to effectuate and conceal the corrupt and fraudulent bribe payments, 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. The indictment also alleges that Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to overbill TENEX by building the cost of the corrupt payments into their invoices, and TENEX thus overpaid for Transportation Corporation A’s services.
In June 2015, Lambert’s former co-president, Daren Condrey, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the FCPA and commit wire fraud, and Vadim Mikerin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering involving violations of the FCPA. Mikerin is currently serving a sentence of 48 months in prison and Condrey is awaiting sentencing. The indictment includes allegations against Lambert based on his role in effectuating the criminal scheme with Condrey, Mikerin, and others.
Players in the Conspiracy:
- “Daren Condrey (“Condrey”), who has been charged separately, was a citizen of the United States and resident of Maryland. Condrey was an owner and executive of TLI from in or about August 1998 through in or about October 2014. Condrey was also the co-President of TLI..”
- Mark Lambert, paragraph 4. It was widely reported that Gen Flynn had texted Lambert on the day of Trump’s Inauguration “we are good to go”
- Who’s the “Co-Conspirator One,” a person whose identity is known to the United States “? Paragraph 5
- TENEX supplied uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies throughout the world on behalf of the government of the Russian Federation.
- TENAM Corporation (“TENAM”), located in the United States, was a wholly owned subsidiary of TENEX
Shell Cos A, B, C:
Cyprus, to Latvia, to Swiss accounts...
all funneled back to the 🇷🇺Russian Federation🇷🇺
The Bribe Scheme…
$1.7M paid for $11.6M in contracts
Condrey, Lambert, Mikerin, and Co-Conspirator One used code words like;
“lucky figure,” “LF,” “lucky numbers,” “cake,” “remuneration” and “commission” when communicating about the corrupt bribe payments.
Oh come on. No Carlos Danger or coo coo for Cocoa Puffs? I am so disappointed, you could have come up with a far more provocative and hysterical code name. Mic is utterly disappointed in your lack of originality.
You can read and/or download the Statement of FACTs via this DOJ link HERE
The DOJ Information Statement…
Look at page 6, paragraph 20, which reads in part…
…”executives at TLI and others, including Condrey, Co-Conspirator One, and Co-Conspirator Two, offered to pay, promised to pay, and authorized corrupt payments for the benefit of Mikerin, in exchange for Mikerin’s agreement to help TLI secure business and contracts with TENEX.”
we know that co conspirator one, died in August 2011,
- see page 6 paragraph 19 in Statement of Facts mentioned above
Link to the DOJ Information Statement below:
The link to the recently unsealed and uploaded DOJ documents regarding, here:
Transport Logistics International Inc.
Agrees to Pay $2 Million Penalty to Resolve Foreign Bribery Case
“Bribery of foreign officials not only distorts markets and undermines democratic institutions; it can also pervert the incentives of those who are in a position to safeguard the public, as it did in this case involving the transportation of nuclear material,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Cronan.
“Today’s resolution, along with the related charges against the corporate executives and the Russian official in this matter, underscore the Department’s continued commitment to holding both companies and individuals accountable for their roles in corruption-related crimes and for breaching the public’s trust.”
“The Department of Energy remains committed to ensuring the integrity of our contractors and subcontractors, as well as providing the nation transparency, accountability, and security when it comes to safe and reliable transport of sensitive materials,” said Principal Deputy Inspector General Stephenson.
“We appreciate the efforts of the FBI, the Justice Department’s FCPA Unit and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in pursuing this matter and will continue to work collaboratively with them to aggressively investigate those who seek to defraud Department programs.”
“Today’s charges reflect the determination and ability of the FBI to investigate and prosecute companies that engage in foreign corrupt business practices, regardless of how sophisticated or far-flung the scheme may be,” said Assistant Director in Charge Vale. “No entity is above the law and those that try to perpetrate a similar scheme will be pursued by the FBI.”
According to admissions and court documents, beginning in at least 2004 and continuing until at least 2014, TLI conspired with others to corruptly pay more than $1.7 million to offshore bank accounts associated with shell companies, at the direction of, and for the benefit of, Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation. The bribe payments were made to help TLI secure improper business advantages and obtain and retain business with TENEX. In order to effectuate and conceal the bribe payments, TLI executives and others caused fake invoices to be prepared, purportedly from TENEX to TLI, that described services that were never provided. TLI then wired payments for those purported services to shell companies in Latvia, Cyprus and Switzerland to further the bribery scheme.
On June 17, 2015, TLI co-president Daren Condrey pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the FCPA and commit wire fraud. On Aug. 31, 2015, Mikerin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering involving violations of the FCPA, and Mikerin was sentenced to 48 months in prison on Dec. 15, 2015. On Jan. 12, an 11-count indictment was unsealed against TLI co-president Mark Lambert, which charged Lambert with one count of conspiracy to violate the 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 charges in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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