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He was later sentenced, in 2015, to 48 months in prison in connection with money laundering allegations.
But Grassley wants to know whether the committee that approved the transaction was aware of the ongoing criminal probe at the time.
William Sullivan, Lambert's attorney, told The Frederick News Post that they 'categorically reject the charges and are eager to dispute and defeat them in court.'For decades, Washington and Moscow had an agreement that converted uranium from Russia’s nuclear stockpiles to civilian grade fuel, which was shipped to the United States for use in civilian power plants.
The charges are the latest chapter in a sprawling federal investigation into corruption involved in Russia’s sale of uranium into the United States.
Starting in around 2009, Lambert working with others would bribe Mikerin, according to the indictment.
In exchange, Mikerin would help steer contracts to the transportation company.
The Wiluna Uranium Project consists of the Centipede, Millipede, Lake Maitland, Lake Way uranium deposits 30km to the south of the town of Wiluna in Western Australia’s northern goldfields.“The donations raise concerns about potential conflicts of interest for Secretary Clinton and the Obama administration.” Further, Grassley raised concerns about the FBI probe into “corruption and extortion” involving employees of a Rosatom subsidiary dating back to 2009 – before the 2010 approval.As noted in The Hill, the feds did eventually go after Vadim Mikerin, a Russian nuclear industry official, in connection with the investigation.Prosecutors allege that Lambert and others concealed corrupt and fraudulent payments with fake invoices, offshore bank accounts and shell companies in Latvia, Cyprus and Switzerland.Authorities believe that from at least 2009 to October 2014 Lambert and other company executives allegedly took part in a scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, an official at a subsidiary of Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation which exports the country's uranium.
A Maryland man has been accused by federal authorities of bribing a Russian atomic energy official to help secure contracts for transporting nuclear fuel.54-year-old Mark Lambert of Mount Airy has been charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act among other related counts. Lambert, who owns Dragon Distillery in Frederick, is the former co-president, along with Daren Condrey, of a Maryland-based nuclear fuel transportation company.