Russian 'Oligarch' Says Sanctions Cost $7.5B, Scare Off Attys
Law360 (March 15, 2019, 11:18 PM EDT) -- Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who was sanctioned by President Donald Trump's administration last year, sued the U.S. government in D.C. federal court Friday, claiming the sanctions are costing him $7.5 billion and scaring off law firms that had previously represented him.
Deripaska was one of dozens of Russian officials and entities sanctioned in April, with the White House saying the move was a response to Russia's actions in Ukraine and Syria and interference in the 2016 presidential election. The measure targeted 17 officials in Russian President Vladimir Putin's government: seven people referred to as "oligarchs," which included Deripaska, and 12 other...
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