Indictment Handed Down in Uranium One Case
Don’t get your hopes up just yet, it wasn’t Hillary. A new indictment in the Uranium One investigation was handed down on Friday against Mark Lambert, 54. He is the former president of the Maryland Transporation Company whom authorities say bribed a Russian official in order to obtain the contract for moving the nuclear materials.
The 11 count indictment includes “conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering.”
The DOJ reported,
According to the indictment, beginning at least as early as 2009 and continuing until October 2014, Lambert conspired with others at “Transportation Corporation A” to make corrupt and fraudulent bribery and kickback payments to offshore bank accounts associated with shell companies, at the direction of, and for the benefit of, a Russian official, Vadim Mikerin, in order to secure improper business advantages and obtain and retain business with TENEX.
In order to effectuate and conceal the corrupt and fraudulent bribe payments, Lambert and others allegedly caused fake invoices to be prepared, purportedly from TENEX to Transportation Corporation A, that described services that were never provided, and then Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to wire the corrupt payments for those purported services to shell companies in Latvia, Cyprus and Switzerland.
Lambert and others also allegedly used code words like “lucky figures,” “LF,” “lucky numbers,” and “cake” to describe the payments in emails to the Russian official at his personal email account. The indictment also alleges that Lambert and others caused Transportation Corporation A to overbill TENEX by building the cost of the corrupt payments into their invoices, and TENEX thus overpaid for Transportation Corporation A’s services.
In June 2015, Lambert’s former co-president, Daren Condrey, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the FCPA and commit wire fraud, and Vadim Mikerin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering involving violations of the FCPA. Mikerin is currently serving a sentence of 48 months in prison and Condrey is awaiting sentencing. The indictment includes allegations against Lambert based on his role in effectuating the criminal scheme with Condrey, Mikerin, and others.
Law enforcement agencies in Latvia, Switzerland, and Cyprus assisted the DOJ with gathering information.
There is so much corruption involved in the Uranium One scandal that we can only hope whoever is really investigating it will get to the bottom of it and clean house. All the scandal’s players (especially the Clintons) and Russia benefitted from it. Except us, the American citizens …we were at the losing end of having Russia take control of much of our Uranium. Greed was at its core. We hope that will not bring about the demise of the entire United States one day.