Published date01 October 2022
Publication titleWhanganui Chronicle
Oligarch charged in USA Russian billionaire and three associates were yesterday criminally charged in New York with conspiring to violate US sanctions and plotting to ensure his child was born in the United States. The Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, 52, has faced economic sanctions since 2018, when he was designated for them by the US Treasury Department, which said he had acted for or on behalf of a senior Russian official and had operated in the energy sector of the Russian economy. Andrew C Adams, a Manhattan federal prosecutor who heads a task force pursuing crimes by Russian oligarchs, said in a release that Deripaska had lied and evaded US sanctions as he sought to benefit from life in America. Only Olga Shriki, 42, of Jersey City, New Jersey, was arrested. Federal authorities said Shriki, a US citizen, tried to help another woman charged in the case, Ekaterina Olegovna Voronina, 33, of Russia, to get into the US to give birth to Deripaska’s child

Probe called for after child’s death The US State Department is calling on Israel to open a “thorough” investigation into the mysterious death of a 7-year-old Palestinian boy who collapsed and died yesterday, shortly after Israeli soldiers came to his home in the occupied West Bank. Relatives said Rayan Suleiman had no previous health problems and accused the army of scaring the child to death. The army called the death a tragedy and said its soldiers were not to blame. The incident added to the rising tensions in the West Bank, where Israeli troops have been conducting daily arrest raids that have frequently escalated into deadly violence in recent months. Earlier in the day, young Palestinian village boys were seen throwing stones...

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