Shady Income

“Embezzlement.” “Bribery.” “Murder.” Those are the charges against Ukrainian warlord Ihor Kolomoisky. But that didn’t stop Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s family from cashing in over the last decade.

  • Kolomoisky’s firm paid Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s husband over $700,000. (Daily Beast, 7/16/18)
  • Mucarsel-Powell’s campaign received thousands more from donors who could qualify as “Kolomoisky’s associates.” (Florida Politics, 9/12/18)
  • Amnesty International reported that a paramilitary group partially funded by Kolomoisky committed war crimes, including illegal abductions, unlawful detention, robbery, extortion and even possible executions. (Reuters, 5/5/15)

In the News

“The husband of [Debbie Mucarsel-Powell]…has financial ties to an Eastern European oligarch dogged by allegations of contract killings and embezzlement.

Public records show that Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s husband, Robert Powell, spent much of the last 10 years as general counsel for companies owned at least in part by Igor Kolomoisky, a wealthy Ukrainian businessman involved in banking and mining”

(Miami Herald, Updated 2/1/20)

“Kolomoisky has been dogged by eye-popping allegations, including that he ordered the killing of a Ukrainian lawyer, and, subsequently, the killing of gang members involved in the effort. Those allegations came in court proceedings in the U.K. Kolomoisky denied the allegations, and the litigation was ultimately settled out of court.

Kolomoisky’s financial dealings are also troubled. In 2016, the Ukrainian government nationalized PrivatBank, which he partially controlled. Ukrainian authorities allege that Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov, who co-owned the bank, engaged in a fraudulent scheme that cost the bank $5.5 billion over ten years, as EuroMoney has detailed. The bank is currently suing Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov. And last December, a British court ordered the freezing of more than $2.5 billion of the pair’s assets, according to the Kyiv Post.

[Robert] Powell also appears to be linked to PrivatBank, a troubled Ukrainian Bank that the country’s regulators nationalized in 2016.”

(Daily Beast, 7/16/18)

Dangerously Connected

Charges of “Criminal Schemes,” “Contract Killings.” A Warlord with a “private army.” Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is dangerously connected.

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