News Wire | Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Former Senior FBI Official Accused of Working for Russian He Investigated

By Shayna Jacobs, Spencer S. Hsu, Devlin Barrett & Shane Harris | The Washington Post (free)

The FBI’s former top spy hunter in New York was charged Monday with taking secret cash payments of more than $225,000 while overseeing highly sensitive cases, and breaking the law by trying to get Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska removed from a U.S. sanctions list—accusations that shocked the cloistered world of his fellow high-ranking intelligence officials.

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Top Ukrainian Officials Ousted in Anti-Corruption Sweep

By David L. Stern | The Washington Post

Several senior Ukrainian officials were swept out of their posts Tuesday, including a close adviser of President Volodymyr Zelensky, in part over corruption allegations, as Kyiv moved swiftly to show zero tolerance for graft that could undermine the confidence of Western nations that have kept the country alive with vast shipments of donated weapons and billions in economic assistance.

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