Who is Lev Leviev

Who is Lev Leviev Then

Lev Leviev is a Soviet-born Israeli diamond mogul and real estate tycoon who calls Vladimir Putin a “true friend.”4New York Times, Sept 16, 2007
The Missionary Mogul
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… Leviev was a partner in Prevezon Holdings, a Russian company owned by Denis Katsyv, who is the son of the vice president of the state-owned Russian Railways and a former deputy governor of the Moscow region.1New York Times, July 8, 2017
Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign
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In 2013 U.S. District Attorney Preet Bharara took Prevezon court over Russian money laundering allegations; New York apartments owned by Leviev were alleged to have served as a conduit for the laundering. Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr and other members of the Trump campaign at the June, 2016, Trump Tower meeting, represented Prevezon in the case. 2Haaretz, May 26, 2018
The Countless Israeli Connections to Mueller’s Probe of Trump and Russia
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3CNN, Sept 7, 2017 The curious rise of Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met Team Trumpretrieved 8/10/18

Lev Leviev and Vladimir Putin

Lev Leviev and Vladimir Putin

U.S. authorities said money laundering by Prevezon was first uncovered by Russian whistleblower accountant Sergei Magnitsky. After going public with the accusations Magnitsky was arrested on tax evasion charges; he died a year later in a Russian prison under suspicious circumstances. His death led to the passage of the Magnitsky Act, a 2012 U.S. law that bars Russians suspected of human rights abuses from entering the US and freezes their foreign assets. 5Haaretz, July 25, 2017
Who Is Lev Leviev, the Israeli Billionaire With Ties to Jared Kushner and Putin
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Many Russians affected by the Magnitsky Act are connected to the Russian government, and much of Putin’s personal wealth is believed to be tied up in those assets. In retaliation for the Magnitsky Act Putin stopped the American adoption of Russian children. Veselnitskaya said she was lobbying to have the Magnitsky Act cancelled when she met with Trump Jr. and other members of the Trump Campaign. Putin also created an “anti-Magnitsky” blacklist of United States citizens; among those blacklisted was Preet Bharara.6New York Times, July 8, 2017
Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign
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7Washington Post, July 18, 2017
Eighth person in Trump Tower meeting is identified
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8Business Insider, July 17, 2018
Putin hinted he wanted Trump to give him access to one man — and it reveals his greatest weakness
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Lev Leviev and Donald Trump

Lev Leviev and Donald Trump

Leviev is a longtime close associate of Rotem Rosen, a New York City real estate tycoon and friend and business associate of Trump who accompanied Trump on his 2013 trip to Russia during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant.9Daily Beast, Sept 11, 2017
The Characters Who Tried to Make ‘Trump Tower Moscow’ a Reality
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Rosen has worked for the American branch of Leviev’s holding company Africa Israel Investments (AEI). In 2015 Jared Kushner bought part of the old New York Times building from AEI and a partner company for $295 million; AEI was also implicated in the Prevezon Russian money laundering case.10The Guardian, July 24, 2017Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch’s firm cited in money-laundering caseretrieved 8/10/1811ABC News, April 18, 2018
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Two months into his presidency Donald Trump fired Bharara.12The Guardian, July 24, 2017Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch’s firm cited in money-laundering caseretrieved 8/10/18 Two months later Prevezon settled for $6 million without admitting guilt just as the case was about to go to trial.13Reuters, Feb. 2, 2018
U.S. judge orders Russian-owned company to pay $6 million settlement
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14U.S. Department of Justice, May 12, 2017
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $5.9 Million Settlement Of Civil Money Laundering And Forfeiture Claims Against Real Estate Corporations Alleged To Have Laundered Proceeds Of Russian Tax Fraud

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