Sputnik Alexei Druzhinin
The “Concorde” company of the Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, known as “Putin’s Cook,” published the address in which the man could be found, and the FBI demanded the promised reward.
“You can find Prigozhin at the following address: St. Petersburg, Lieutenant Schmidt’s Corniche, Building No. 7. We hope to pay us $ 250,000 for the information provided,” the company said in a statement on the VKontakte network.
On Friday, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that 15 Russian citizens, including Prigozhin, have been placed on its most wanted list, on charges related to defrauding Washington in files related to the US elections.
The FBI stated in a communiqué that Prigozhin “is wanted by the FBI for his alleged involvement in a plot to defraud the United States by obstructing, obstructing and corrupting the legal functions of the Federal Election Commission, the US Department of Justice and the US State Department,” during a period between early 2014 and 16 February 2018.
The report said the FBI was prepared to offer a reward of up to $ 250,000 for information leading to Prigozhin’s arrest.
Prigozhin is widely known in the media as “Putin’s Chef” for launching several successful, profitable projects in the food field in the 1990s, including a luxury restaurant in St. Petersburg that received President Vladimir Putin several times.
In 2018, the US government imposed sanctions on Prigozhin and 12 other Russian sanctions, although the investigation of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller at the time found no evidence of a “conspiracy” between Donald Trump and Russia, which was denied by the Kremlin and the Trump team itself.
In July 2020, the United States imposed sanctions on three Russian citizens and five companies linked to Perigogen, despite that a Washington court issued a ruling last March supporting the US Department of Justice’s decision to drop the charges against Prigozhin and Concord of interfering in the US elections.