PressTV-Russian lawyer charged with obstruction of justice

US federal prosecutors have charged Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who attended a controversial meeting with officials of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, with obstruction of justice in connection with a separate money laundering and forfeiture case.

Court documents published on Tuesday said Veselnitskaya had attempted to sabotage the US Justice Department’s investigation into an alleged case of money laundering by Prevezon Holdings, a Russian investment company in which she is accused of acting criminally as a lawyer.

Prevezon has been sued by the US government in New York for allegedly laundering part of $230m stolen by a Russian criminal network into upscale Manhattan condominiums.

The Russian lawyer was accused by the US attorney in Manhattan of filing an “intentionally misleading” document related to the money laundering case and presenting fabricated evidence to the court that led to her clients’ acquittal.

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