‘Wise Guy’ - Following the KleptoCapture Task Force with Martin Sheil
Retired IRS criminal investigator Martin Sheil weighs in on conviction of Robert Wise, a New York lawyer who ‘pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit money laundering to promote sanctions violations’
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Rule number one as an investigative reporter - always follow the money.
Rule number one as an investigative reporter during the Trump-Russia era, always follow the money laundering.
I woke up yesterday to the news that Robert Wise, a New York lawyer, facilitated nearly four million in payments to maintain luxury real estate owned by Viktor Vekselberg - the same Viktor Vekselberg who attended Trump’s inauguration as a guest of his ‘straw cousin’ - the inauguration being a thuggish affair that George W. Bush referred to as “some weird shit.”
The same Viktor Vekselberg that the FBI warned about in 2014, when it sounded the alarm on Russia’s infiltration into Silicon Valley and academia:
The same Viktor Vekselberg who George Santos is tied to through the a straw cousin:
Let’s reflect back on our sloganeering lessons from yesterday:
2016 was the year when the elite capture of the Republican Party by Russia was completed.—Dr. Michael MacKay, Ep66 RadPod
Each week, I am bringing you more facts about American traitors working for the Russians. Here is my report from last week:
So for today’s report on Americans working for the Russians, I asked Marty - retired IRS criminal investigator - to weigh in on the latest DOJ headline from the Task Force KleptoCapture.
Here are some of the pertinent details:
According to the DOJ presser:
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said “With today’s guilty plea, Robert Wise has admitted that he misused his position of trust as a lawyer, laundering money to promote sanctions violations by Viktor Vekselberg’s longtime associate, Vladimir Voronchenko. This Office is proud to continue its work to enforce the sanctions imposed in response to Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine.”
Director of Task Force KleptoCapture Andrew C. Adams said: “From its inception, the Task Force has targeted those enablers of money laundering and sanctions evasion who aim to hide crime behind a veneer of professionalism. Admission to the bar carries with it a public trust that attorneys will act with honesty and integrity – a trust that Robert Wise chose to betray in exchange for an easy, illicit paycheck. The Task Force will continue to pursue those who have made the same poor decision.”
Here is what Marty had to say about this ‘Wise guy’…
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