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New complaint filed in SDNY this week: Former Trump Assoc Felix Sater Accused of Laundering Millions Through Real Estate Projects Linked to President #Khrapunov #Giuliani #Kazakhstan #Almaty h/t ⁦@RYP__newsweek.com/donald-trump-f…
I have to head out, yet later I will pull up the Complaint 🤓
Here's a thread re the Dutch Complaint for fraud and money laundering against Rudy Giuliani, that was mentioned in the Newsweek article. Rudy set up the vehicle for the money to flow to Trump.

They know everything ; )

"Fugitive Kazakh clan deep ties to Trump

(Giuliani's law firm set up tax avoidance shell co KazBay B.V. in 2007)"

Recall, the Dutch documentary on the scheme:

"(9/27/17) ZEMBLA: The dubious friends of Donald Trump part 3: The billion dollar fraud"

That's it for now, happy digging! 🤓✌🏽
(8/18) "British high court ruled...that Ilyas Khrapunov, the son of the former mayor of the Kazakh city of Almaty, conspired w/the former chair of the Kazakh bank #BTA to swindle over $6B..."

Docs show some of the $$$ was laundered through #Trump

"Khrapunov purchased three condos in #TrumpSoho, a development project led by the Trump Organization and the company Bayrock Group LLC, and the quickly resold the properties, according to reports."
"A court in Kazakhstan is also hearing a corruption case against Ilya Khrapunov’s parents, former Almaty mayor Viktor Khrapunov and his wife Leila. The couple is accused of money laundering, embezzlement, abuse of office, and a litany of other crimes."
"They claim the allegations are politically motivated. The couple has deep business ties to a number of Trump associates, including former Trump adviser Felix Sater and Trump’s current lawyer RUDY GIULIANI. The city of Almaty has also sued Viktor Khrapunov in a NY court."
"MICHAEL COHEN was recc'd to BTA Bank in 2017 as a person who had access to the best legal resources, and was hired by BTA to assemble a winning team," Matthew Schwartz, a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP...who represents BTA Bank and the City of Almaty told Newseek."
"Instead, Michael Cohen did absolutely nothing of value, and BTA quickly tore up its agreement w/him. Since that time, BTA has cooperated fully with all law enforcement investigations of Michael Cohen," Schwartz added. "

Sound familiar?
"Sater, another Trump assoc and a longtime biz partner of the Khrapunovs...has also been drawn into the fight between BTA and Ablyazov. The dispute culminated on Monday, when BTA sued Sater, accused him of money laundering and noted that TRUMP HAD MET WITH the young Khrapunov."
"Sater and Ilyas would meet often in NY to discuss details of their laundering schemes," read court documents submitted Monday in the Southern District of NY. "Among other places, these meetings between Ilyas and Sater would occur in Sater’s offices...."
"Sater not only met with Ilyas Khrapunov in Trump Tower to discuss laundering the stolen funds, but he also personally arranged meetings between Ilyas and Donald J. Trump to discuss possible investments."

Sater who? ✌🏽😁
"Monday's lawsuit alleges that Sater traveled to Russia around 2013 at Ilyas Khrapunov's request in order to look for potential locs to invest the $$$ stolen by Ablyazov. "Sater conspired w/Ilyas to invest the stolen funds to develop a #TrumpTower proj in Russia" court docs read.
"That same yr, Sater’s former dev company Bayrock helped Ilyas Khrapunov purch 3 condos in #TrumpSoHo and...resell the properties. It's unclear whether Trump knew about the origin of the funds...but finc'l experts have claimed that the $ was likely laundered through #TrumpTower."
"Sater told Newsweek that he was not involved in Khrapunov’s purchase of Trump Tower condos, and that he had already left Bayrock before the purchase was complete."


"Monday’s lawsuit, however, argued that Sater conspired with his former clients to launder money through a variety of real estate projects, including FIVE in the U.S., and avoid asset freezing orders against Ablyazov and the Khrapunov family."
"...Sater is a notorious NY ‘businessman’ and two-time felon who, along w/wanted criminals Mukhtar Ablyazov and Ilyas Khrapunov...participated in an int'l criminal conspiracy to launder and conceal at least $440M...stolen from the Plaintiffs in Kazakhstan..."
"Sater helped Ablyazov, Khrapunov, and others launder tens of millions of dollars in those stolen funds into the U.S. where they were invested in real estate and USED IT TO PROCURE IMMIGRATION STATUS for KHRAPUNOV'S SISTER,” the court docs continue"

Oh? Did she get an #EB5Visa ?
"Sater also tried to help them stash some of the stolen $$$ overseas, including in RE in Moscow. Sater then turned on his criminal confederates and stole...$40M of the money he had laundered into the U.S. for his own personal benefit and the benefit of his assoc, Daniel Ridloff.”
@WendySiegelman Great THREAD on Felix Sater associate, Daniel Ridloff, here:

@WendySiegelman Next comes the denials. Want to read 'em, have at it. I won't waste your time here. Link:

@WendySiegelman "Another Trump ally...RUDY GIULIANI, has also been accused of helping the Khrapunov family launder the $$$ stolen from Kazakhstan. Giuliani’s former law firm [Bracewell Giuliani] had an ofc in the Central Asian country...."


Recall above, 2007:

@WendySiegelman "It also helped set up a subsidiary of Bayrock in the Netherlands through which Ablyazov and the Khrapunovs allegedly funneled some of the stolen $$$.

Both Giuliani and Sater were named in a criminal complaint filed in the Netherlands in 10/18 asking the gov't to investigate..."
Yup, there's Rudy/Rudy's old firm, Bracewell Giuliani, setting up shell co to launder money to Trump.

(Was he fired by them, for being too wreckless, I wonder? Greenberg Traurig cut him loose. 🤓)

"Sater was set to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday about his role pursuing the Trump Tower Moscow deal, but the hearing was canceled suddenly on Monday."

To think we skipped #Sater today, for Barr's lying ass.

Oh well. Blood was drawn at least.
Schiff postponed, he knows best.

“With the focus on [Barr] this week, we are postponing Mr. Sater’s open interview.”

End of this article.
Back up. This new complaint, alleges:

"Sater traveled to RUSSIA around 2013 at...Khrapunov's req...to look for potential locs to invest the $$$ stolen by Ablyazov. "Sater conspired w/Ilyas to invest the stolen funds to dev a #TrumpTower proj in Russia,"

Who else traveled to Russia in 2013?

Who could that be...

Trump. #MissUniversePageant2013

2013, What did Trump say?

Felix Sater? : "I don't know him very well."

LOL. Guy's office was in Trump Tower, next to Trump's. Michael Cohen says he moved into that office when Sater left.

LOL. Classic #Trumpism

"...he didn't think that questions about Sater’s background meant that he should have ended his business partnership with him: “Somebody said that he is in the Mafia. What am I going to do?”

Um, call the FBI?
Recall who else went to Moscow in 2013: Flynn, while he was DIA:

"In 2013, while Flynn was the head of the DIA, he took a delegation to Moscow “to speak to a group of officers from the G.R.U., Russia’s intelligence agency, about leadership development.”

Traitor Mike Flynn even tried to go back for a second trip:

"Flynn tried to go back for a second trip and invited G.R.U. officers to come to the U.S., but “permission was denied.”

Where else did Flynn go? Cambridge. #CambridgeAnalytica:

In 2/14, six mos before the Obama admin fired Flynn, he traveled to #CambridgeUniv as the head of DIA to speak at the Cambridge Intel Seminar, an org..hit w/allegations of being open to “unacceptable Russian influence,”
And he lied about his interactions there:

"...Flynn should have disclosed his interactions with Lokhova, but he failed to do so."

WHY lie? #HoneyPotted
Link to (3/25/19) Complaint:

City of Almaty, Kazakhstan, and BTA Bank JSC v. Sater, et al.:


(I have to do homework and dinner, will pick this up later 🤓✌🏽)
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