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On Friday the Department of Justice (DOJ) handed out an indictment to a former Co-President of a Maryland based company potentially involved with the Uranium One case.

Mark Lambert, of Mount Airy, Maryland, was Co-President of a company that specialized in the transportation of nuclear materials.

Uranium One is a Canadian Uranium mining company that has recently been put under a microscope after Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed the DOJ to uncover information about an alleged bribery scheme involving the Obama administration, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Russian Government.

The DOJ stated that the charges are as follows: 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 indictment, Lambert, 54, conspired with others to make payments to offshore bank accounts linked to various shell companies by Vadim Mikerin. The payments were allegedly made in order to acquire unfair business advantages.

In June of 2015 Lambert’s former Co-President Daren Condrey plead guilty to violating the FCPA while Mikerin plead guilty to the same charges in August of that same year.

The alleged bribery began as early as 2009 and lasted until October 2014. This matches the time frame of reports that the Russian state had comprised an American uranium transport firm.

The Russian attempts at bribery were uncovered by the FBI, while the supposed bribery scheme took place while the Obama administration was evaluating the approval of the sale of Uranium One to an atomic energy company owned by the Russian state.

Uranium One at the time controlled 20 percent of the uranium supply licensed for mining in the United States.

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