U.S. businessman indicted for allegedly paying bribes to Russian nuclear energy official

DOJ investigation into Russia Uranium One deal made under Hillary Clinton sees its first indictment

Mark Lambert was charged in an 11-count indictment with wire fraud, money laundering and violating the foreign corruption practices act.

An 11-count indictment was handed out Friday against Mark Lambert in connection to the alleged Russian bribery scheme involving the Uranium One deal. In addition, Lambert has been charged with 10 more counts, including money laundering and electronic fraud.

USA authorities have indicted a former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company for allegedly bribing a Russian nuclear energy firm official to secure contracts to ship uranium to the United States, the Justice Department said in a press release.

Lambert was co-president of a firm that transported nuclear materials to power companies in the US and overseas.

According to federal officials, between early 2009 and continuing until October, 2014, Lambert conspired with others at "Transportation Corporation A" to make corrupt and fraudulent bribery and kickback payments to offshore bank accounts and shell companies at the direction of and on behalf of the Russian official, Mikerin, to secure improper business advantages and retain business with TENEX.

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The indictment also alleges that Lambert and others, who were not named in the 's announcement, to overbill JSC Techsnabexport by building the cost of the payments into their invoices.

Mikerin is now serving a 48-month prison sentence and Condrey is awaiting sentencing.

Ex-head of a transport company, USA citizen Mark Lambert has been charged with giving a bribe to an employee of Rosatom's subsidiary company TENEX - Russian citizen Vadim Mikerin.

The case is being investigated by the Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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