Former head of US transport company accused of bribing employee of Rosatom's subsidiary

Former head of US transport company accused of bribing employee of Rosatom's subsidiary
Vadim Mikerin

It was the US Justice Ministry that brought charges against Mark Lambert.

Ex-head of a transport company, US citizen Mark Lambert has been charged with giving a bribe to an employee of Rosatom's subsidiary company TENEX – Russian citizen Vadim Mikerin. This is reported by the US Ministry of Justice.

According to the ministry, Lambert had given money to Mikerin to obtain a contract for the transportation of nuclear materials. In addition, Lambert has been charged with 10 more counts, including money laundering and electronic fraud.

It should be added that in 2015, Vadim Mikerin had been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment in the US. He had been found guilty of receiving several bribes, in exchange for which he would concluded contracts with the bribe-givers for the processing of uranium from Russian weapons.

Mikerin used to occupy a leadership position in the Rosatom affiliated company. In August 2017, he pleaded guilty to a conspiracy aimed at laundering illegally obtained funds.

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