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Investigative journalist | Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist | @ForensicNewsNet | Email: ScottMStedman@pm.me | Signal: +1 657-217-6295 | he/him.
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May 17 4 tweets 1 min read
BREAKING: DOJ sues Steve Wynn, says he must register as a Chinese agent for secretly lobbying Trump in 2017. justice.gov/opa/press-rele… Wynn " is obligated to file these materials by virtue of his acting as an agent of two foreign principals: Sun Lijun (“Sun”), the former Vice Minister for Public Security in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), and the PRC itself"
Apr 20 5 tweets 1 min read
Capitol Police: There is an aircraft in the area posing a “probable threat”, says to evacuate Congressional buildings US Capitol being evac’d
Apr 19 5 tweets 3 min read
NEWS: @RepCohen calls on Secretary of State Blinken to ban the visa of Shlomo Rechtschaffen, Walter Soriano's lawyer in his lawsuit against me. Notably, Cohen also calls on Blinken to ban the visas of lawyers who sued @CatherineBelton on behalf of the Russian elite.
Apr 12 4 tweets 1 min read
🚨 Medvedchuk captured after escaping house arrest. Arguably Putin’s strongest political ally in Ukraine: He looks like absolute shit. Putin will be furious. This is a huge boost for Ukraine.
Apr 9 4 tweets 2 min read
I really appreciated this convo with @SenatorShaheen about the need for the US to enact requirements for company formation agents in secrecy jurisdictions like South Dakota + Nevada and elsewhere to monitor what their LLCs are doing!

The ENABLERS Act is a fantastic first step. Registered agents don’t need any kind of training and don’t operate under any reporting requirements. They can set up dozens of LLCs for their kleptocratic clients and have 0 obligation to track what the LLCs are doing.

Read @cjcmichel for more on this.
Apr 1 6 tweets 3 min read
NEWS: I have applied in the Eastern District of New York to subpoena Richard Frankel, a former senior FBI official/aide to Michael Flynn, for documents and testimony in order to mount a full defense in Walter Soriano’s defamation lawsuit against me. politico.com/news/2022/04/0… Mr. Frankel left his position as the FBI's Special Agent in Charge of Newark, NJ in 2016 and immediately went to work for Mr. Soriano's USG Security. Given what we have learned and what has been reported, we believe that Mr. Frankel may hold very relevant information to my case. Image
Mar 26 14 tweets 5 min read
Was Hunter Biden set up to be compromised and could the material on his laptop have come from Ukrainian or Russian sources? This thread will explore those theories with evidence from the public domain. Working chronologically.

I can't independently verify it, but Hunter's laptop allegedly contains notes on a 2012 meeting with Ara Abramyan, an Armenian-Russian businessman whom I've been studying for the past couple of weeks.
Mar 24 4 tweets 1 min read
Wow. Ginni Thomas repeatedly pressed Meadows to overturn the election. washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/… Bob Woodward with the byline.
Mar 23 4 tweets 1 min read
So why was Manafort going to Dubai in the first place? The passport thing has a plausible explanation (TSA/Passport checks suck and take a lot of time) but the underlying question: Was Manafort going to Dubai to meet with his Russian financiers?
Mar 17 6 tweets 1 min read
NEWS: Hunter Biden is being investigated for potentially violating FARA. nytimes.com/2022/03/16/us/… "Over the last two years, federal prosecutors in Delaware have issued scores of subpoenas for documents related to Hunter Biden’s foreign work and for bank accounts linked to him and his associates"
Mar 16 5 tweets 2 min read
In case you missed it from last week, I published a year-long investigation about the owner of @OnlyFans. forensicnews.net/adminleo-onlyf…

Here I am in his penthouse next to an interesting piece on the wall.
Mar 16 9 tweets 2 min read
NHK is reporting that North Korea has fired a projectile. Early report here www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/2022…
Mar 14 4 tweets 1 min read
NEWS: The Parnas/Fruman funder Russian Andrey Muraviev was indicted in September 2020. It is being unsealed today. Image
Mar 12 5 tweets 1 min read
Following reports of large explosions in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan in Iraq. BREAKING: reports that missiles or rockets have hit the US consulate in Erbil
Mar 9 27 tweets 6 min read
NEW: I spent 18 months investigating the owner of @OnlyFans.

From a teenage hacker to an NFT whale who is accused of bribing senior Facebook employees in a covert offshore scheme, this is the dubious financial and business history of Leo Radvinsky. forensicnews.net/adminleo-onlyf… Buckle up, this thread will be my major findings after over a year of poring over documents, flying to Chicago and touring one of Radvinsky's penthouses, and interviewing dozens of sources around the world.
Mar 8 16 tweets 4 min read
🧵BREAKING: An indictment has just been filed against Elena Branson, after I wrote about the FBI investigation into her months ago: forensicnews.net/fbi-investigat… THE INDICTMENT: Branson is charged with "espionage lite" just as the Forensic News article discussed. justice.gov/usao-sdny/pres…
Mar 1 9 tweets 2 min read
Starting a new thread on Ukraine/Russia #OSINT.

Today, Putin’s military struck a Holocaust Memorial. thedailybeast.com/russian-forces… Kharkiv is being hit unbelievably hard tonight. This is likely from a Multiple Launch Rocket System - MLRS. It is extremely indiscriminate.
Mar 1 12 tweets 2 min read
BREAKING: Early reports of a mass shooting at a Church in Sacramento with multiple down.
Feb 24 116 tweets 12 min read
Massive explosions reported in multiple cities now in Ukraine. Kramatorsk, Odesa, and Donetsk. Russian troops have been seen entering Ukraine's mainland via Crimea.

Putin's maniacal war has begun. Every major city in Ukraine is reporting explosions. A live cam from Kharkiv shows a gigantic flash of light on the ground.