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Russian Cybersecurity Firm Draws U.S. Federal Scrutiny, Concern from National Security Experts

January 20, 2022 2:22 pm Scott Stedman

A Russian cybersecurity company placed on a U.S. Commerce Department export ban list for having “enabled the activities of malicious Russian cyber actors” has maintained an active U.S. presence that has attracted the scrutiny of federal investigators, a Forensic News investigation can reveal. Open Joint Stock Company Information Technology and […]

Retired Top FBI Counterintelligence Official Worked With Ex Russian Intelligence Officer Close to Deripaska, Foreign Agent Paperwork Reveals

Sergey Shestakov, a former senior Soviet official, registered as a Foreign Agent for a top aide to Oleg Deripaska.

December 20, 2021 2:36 pm Scott Stedman

A former senior Soviet Foreign Ministry official in the U.S. filed as a Foreign Agent for a top aide to Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who has been described by the U.S. Senate as a key figure in the Kremlin’s malign influence operations.  The paperwork filed under the Foreign Agent Registration […]

Billion Dollar Delaware Corporation Wired “Gifts” To Shadowy Russian Executive

Why did a freelance recruiting platform send payments from the Ritz-Carlton Moscow?

October 27, 2021 3:31 pm Scott Stedman and Eric Levai

A billion-dollar recruiting firm incorporated in Delaware wired payments to a relative and business partner of a senior Russian government official in 2013 and 2014, Forensic News can reveal after a review of leaked banking documents.  Those documents, interviews with sources who worked for the company, and other business and […]

Inside a Rudy Giuliani Operation to Smear Joe and Hunter Biden

SeeView Media was incorporated in Feb. 2020, the brainchild of Giuliani and Republican operatives Tim Yale and George Dickson III.

SeeView Media July 16, 2021 12:05 pm Scott Stedman, Adrienne Cobb and Matt Bernardini

 A media company connected to former mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, set up to produce a documentary in 2020 about alleged corruption by Joe and Hunter Biden in Ukraine conducted much more work than publicly known, including a previously unreported engagement with disgraced ex-Ukrainian prosecutor, Kostiantyn Kulyk.  […]

Investigators Scrutinize Joel Greenberg Ally with Eastern European Ties

Keith Ingersoll entered into a cryptocurrency project in 2018 with a far-right Russian religious scholar that claimed to be backed by the government of Belarus.

July 6, 2021 12:17 pm Scott Stedman

Prosecutors involved in the wide-ranging investigation into Central Florida political figures including Congressman Matt Gaetz have recently scrutinized a key ally of disgraced former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg, who has since pled guilty to multiple charges including sex trafficking of a child, wire fraud, stalking, and conspiracy. The […]

Giuliani Probe Expands, Ukrainian Ally Under Criminal Investigation

Former Ukrainian politician Andrii Artemenko received a secret payment in 2019 from a television station owned by Putin's closest ally in Ukraine. The FBI is now investigating the Giuliani ally.

April 30, 2021 1:18 pm Scott Stedman and Matt Bernardini

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) probe of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani has expanded to include Russia’s spy activities in the 2020 U.S. election, multiple sources tell Forensic News. The criminal investigation, which led to a dramatic raid of Giuliani’s home and office this week, has for months […]

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