One of those ties includes Putin’s son-in-law. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has business ties to members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle — but he didn’t properly reveal that information to the government.
It turns out that Ross’s investment firm has a 31.5 percent stake in Navigator, a British company that charters ships to help energy companies move their materials around the world. One of Navigator’s top clients is the Russian energy giant Sibur, whose owners include Gennady Timchenko — Putin’s friend and judo partner who is sanctioned by the United States — and Putin’s son-in-law Kirill Shamalov.
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