A former top FBI official has been charged with violating U.S. sanctions on Russia by receiving concealed payments from oligarch Oleg Deripaska, prosecutors said on January 23. Charles McGonical, who led the agency’s counterintelligence division in New York, was arrested on January 21 on charges he agreed to investigate a rival oligarch in return for the payments from Deripaska after he was hit with sanctions in 2018, according to federal prosecutors in Manhattan.

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