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Sanctioned Russian oligarch linked to Cohen has vast US ties

Jul 05, 2018 - Associated Press Financial Wire
Board and Executive Moves

WASHINGTON (AP) - Long before Viktor Vekselberg was tied to a scandal over the president and a porn star, the Russian oligarch had been positioning himself to extend his influence in the United States.

Working closely with Andrew Intrater, an American cousin who heads the New York investment management firm Columbus Nova, Vekselberg backed a $1.6 million lobbying campaign to aid Russian interests in Washington. The cousin served as CEO of a Vekselberg company on that project, and the two m...