“Political scheming”: Deripaska sues US over “devastating power” of Russian sanctions

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Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has sued the US over sanctions, calling them unjust and illegal. The businessman portrayed himself as a victim of “political scheming” in the US and said his net worth shrunk by $7.5 billion. The case against the US was filed at a US District Court in Washington by the businessman on Friday. The billionaire asked the court to block the US Treasury from using the “devastating power” of sanctions and force it to remove him from the sanctions and “oligarch” lists. The businessman accused the US government of being biased against him and making allegations based on “false rumor and innuendo.” The sanction activities against him violate the US Constitution, he argued.

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