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FBI raids homes belonging to relatives of Russian tycoon close to Putin

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The FBI is conducting searches at two houses belonging to relatives of Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska in New York and Washington, his representative told Reuters on Tuesday.

The raids were being carried out on the basis of two court warrants related to US sanctions, the representative said, adding that Deripaska was not the owner of the houses.

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Deripaska, 53, has been subject to the US sanctions since 2018. Washington blacklisted him along with several other influential Russians because of their ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin following alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.