The Justice Department revealed them on Tuesday British man arrested Russian oligarch Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska enlists to manage New York real estate.
Graham Bonham-Carter has been with Deripaska since 2003, also managing properties in the UK and Europe.
Deripaska is the billionaire founder of aluminum giant Rusal, which has close ties to Vladimir Putin.Bonham Carter is part of a politically connected family that includes a British actress Helena Bonham Carter.
In 2018, Graham Bonham Carter, 62, was directed to create a new company for Deripaska.Ukrainian Integrity. ”
US authorities placed Deripaska on a sanctions list in 2018 for alleged involvement in murder, money laundering, bribery and racketeering.
According to the DOJ, Deripaska owned three homes in the United States at the time, two in New York City and one in Washington, D.C., which he purchased between 2005 and 2008.
In a June 18, 2018 email outlined by the DOJ, Bonham Carter said, “It’s been a bit of a tough time for my boss, not an ideal time, as sanctions have hit him from the United States.” Stated.
On October 13, 2021, Bonham Carter wrote:[’]It’s all good except that the bank keeps shutting me down because it has something to do with my boss Oleg Deripaska…. I was even advised that
According to DOJ, Bonham-Carter “engaged in over $1 million in illegal transactions to finance real estate in the United States for the benefit of Deripaska.”
These properties include an 11,600-square-foot mansion in DC, plus townhouses in Lenox Hill and West Village, which Deripaska purchased for approximately $50 million.
After he was deported from the United States, he transferred his property to relatives.
Even though Bonham Carter inherited his boss’s fortune, he’s accrued more than $15,000 in interest on $175,000 to be paid in 2022, according to the city’s Treasury Department.
In total, he has been charged with three crimes. Two related to sanctions violations and one related to wire fraud. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for him. The DOJ also accused Bonham Carter of lying to the auction house after trying to move Deripaska’s work from New York to London.
The government is seeking extradition to the United States for Bonham Carter, who appeared in court in London on Tuesday.
As the war between Russia and Ukraine escalates, the crackdown on Russian oligarchs who own luxury real estate in New York has intensified over the past year.
“For years, Manhattan has been one of the most popular safe harbors for Russian oligarchs to store cash, especially via ultra-luxury apartments,” said Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine. murmured in February. “It’s time to seize their property.”