FBI raids home of Russian oligarch and Putin associate Oleg Deripaska

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Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska speaks to media in front of the office of Gorkovsky Automobile Plant (GAZ) in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia April 16, 2019.
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FBI agents are at the home of Russian energy tycoon Oleg Deripaska, the agency confirmed Tuesday.

The agents are conducting “court-authorized law enforcement activity” at Deripaska’s home in Washington, D.C., an FBI spokeswoman told CNBC.

The spokeswoman did not provide additional details about the FBI presence. Multiple agents were seen restricting access to the property, NBC New reported.

In 2018, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on Deripaska and about two dozen other oligarchs and Kremlin officials with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.

Deripaska sued over the sanctions, but a U.S. judge in June dismissed his lawsuit.

Deripaska became widely known in the U.S. for his ties to Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman who was convicted on fraud charges stemming from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Then-President Donald Trump pardoned Manafort in his final month in office.

The FBI and the D.C. police did not immediately respond to requests for additional information. A lawyer for Deripaska did not immediately provide comment.

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