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Greek founder of European defense conglomerate aided Russian illicit procurement network, US alleges

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 23 May 2023 21:49
  • 23 May 2023 21:49
The Greek founder of a European defense conglomerate was recruited into, and aided, an illicit procurement and money laundering network directed by Russian intelligence services that sought US military and dual-use technology, according to a superseding indictment filed today in New York.

Nikolaos Bogonikolos, founder and president of the Aratos Gorup, was indicted

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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