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Israel-born fundraiser suspected of moving Russian money to UK’s Conservative Party

The Israel-born former treasurer of British Prime Minister ’s is suspected of funneling money from the Russian bank account of a wealthy Crimean businessman to Tory coffers, according to a report Thursday.

, whose family owns London’s posh Halcyon art gallery, was accused of donating $630,255 to Johnson’s election campaign in February 2018 — money that actual came from his father-in-law Sergei Kopytov, a former senior pro-Kremlin politician and businessman in Crimea, according to a bank alert detailed by The New York Times Thursday.

According to the January 2021 alert, in early 2018, Kopytov transferred $2.5 million to an offshore account linked to a Sheleg family trust via a series of seemingly inactive accounts belonging to Sheleg and his wife, Kopytov’s daughter Liliia Sheleg. About a month later, the money was moved to a UK account shared by the couple, and a day later, the donation

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