Federal officials “froze” a sprawling Upper East Side Manhattan mansion owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, the New York Post reported Monday.
The seizure is the result of the Russian oligarch being placed on the U.S. sanctions list after allegations he is “involved in murder, money-laundering, bribery and racketeering.”
The five story mansion, a half block east of Central Park, was built in 1899. Deripaska purchased it for $42,500,000 in 2008.
“One of Zhukova’s good friends is Ivanka Trump. The two are so close that Zhukova and Abramovich often traveled and socialized with Trump and her husband, presidential son-in-law/adviser Jared Kushner, all over the world — from jet-setting hot spots in Russia and Croatia to Aspen and New York,” the NY Post explained.
FBI agents have reportedly sought Deripaska’s cooperation as part of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.