After years of many Americans wanting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton being held accountable for her many scandals, a top official with ties to Clinton has been indicted in the Uranium One scandal.
An 11-count indictment was handed down on Friday in Greenbelt, Maryland, against 54-year-old Mark Lambert, the “former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad.”
The Department of Justice revealed that Lambert was charged with “one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud, and one count of international promotion money laundering.”
According to the DOJ’s statement, there was substantial evidence that a major corruption scheme took place:
The charges [against Lambert] stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide, in order to secure contracts with TENEX.
TENEX serves as the commercial sales division of the Russian nuclear company Rosatom, which bought out and took control of Uranium One in 2013.
The FBI has specifically focused on whether investors who gave sizable donations to the Clinton Foundation received political favors in return when Clinton was secretary of state.
The Uranium One scandal involved the Clinton Foundation receiving massive political donations in exchange for Clinton’s State Department approving the sale of 20 percent of the United States uranium to the Russia nuclear company Rosatom.
Officials associated with the sale reportedly donated roughly $145 million to the Clinton Foundation to sway the deal, and former President Bill Clinton was also given $500,000 from a bank with ties to the Kremlin for giving a single speech in Moscow.
While Clinton has skirted charges for many years, we are actually seeing tangible results coming to fruition in the Uranium One scandal. In less than a month since the investigation into the scandal began, we already have one major indictment.
It’s more than obvious Clinton broke the law on dozens of occasions, and all roads in the scandal lead back to the Clinton family – leading many to believe the corrupt Clinton family will finally be held accountable for their actions.
Source: Conservative Institute