How did Butina's $438,000 retainer paid by cousin at Central Bank of Russia go undetected by FinCEN?
Vladimir Shapovalov (above) is a Senior Official of the Central Bank of Russia and Mariia Butina’s cousin
It escaped Treasury Department scrutiny because Mrs. Peter Strzok, Melissa Hodgman, is in charge of investigating financial violations of non-American based banks.
Hodgman decides what cases by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is investigated by the FBI and prosecuting by the Justice Department.
She is also in charge of investigating the Clinton Foundation.
Mariia Butina is being sentenced tomorrow. She admitted to being a Russian spy.
Vladimir Shapovalov admitted to being Butina’s cousin.
A copy of Cousin Vladimir’s character reference letter for Mariia is imaged below:
Financial transactions from the Central Bank of Russia are exempt from Treasury Department investigation.
Shapovalov is in charge of the team to create a separate financial system that will go undetected by the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury. It creates a safe house for money launderers. It unblocks the money flow from banks in Russia to Iran and other counties under U.S. sanction.
The last article quoting Vladimir as the source of this information was a week ago.
According to Mariia Butina’s father, Valery, the $438,000 paid for legal fees through last July.
"The debt amounts to about 30 mln rubles at the moment.
“It is indeed a huge debt.
“The case is politicized, this is why the fees are that high.
“But the lawyer did not abandon the case in July and has been actually working for free since then," said Valery Butina, Mariia’s father.
Who then is paying Mariia’s legal bill without notice under the protection of attorney-client privilege?
That privilege can be voided when used to hide illegal money laundering for drug and weapons cartels.
What makes a lawyer’s escrow account exempt from criminal investigation in Mariia’s case?
Mrs. Peter Strzok, Melissa Hodgman.
Mariia’s father is pictured to the right in the photo below:
Irina (mother), Marina (sister) and Valery (father) Butina
Mariia’s family falso filed character reference letters with the District Court of Columbia last Friday.
The trial Judge is Tonya Chutkan.