While Vladimir Putin and his generals continue their brutal war against Ukraine, the Russian State Duma has been furthering Putin’s campaign to crush Russian civil society.
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Elena Branson has allegedly been working for the Kremlin since at least 2011 “to advance Russian interests in the United States.”
W. Samuel Patten's legal team has filed a sentencing memorandum with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia seeking no prison time for their client. Patten pleaded guilty in August 2018 to failing to register as an agent of a foreign principal for his work on behalf of the Ukrainian political party, Opposition Bloc, a Russia-allied political group.
Longtime Washington political operative W. Samuel Patten was charged on Friday for failing to register as an agent of a foreign principal under 22 U.S.C. §§612 and 618(a)(1). The Justice Department alleges that between 2014 and 2018, Patten acted on behalf of the Ukrainian political party, Opposition Bloc, a Russia-allied political group.
The Department of Justice National Security Division has accused two individuals of acting covertly on behalf of the government of Iran.