Former FBI Agent May Soon Plead Guilty in Russia Sanctions Case

Posted on AllSides August 7th, 2023
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Former top FBI agent Charles McGonigal appears to be on the cusp of pleading guilty to charges over him allegedly working for a sanctioned Russian oligarch.

A judge’s order issued on Monday said McGonigal, a retired special agent who led the New York FBI Counterintelligence Division, “may wish to enter a change of plea.” The order scheduled a “plea proceeding” in New York next week.

McGonigal, who was 54 at the time of his arrest in January, previously had pleaded not guilty to charges in Manhattan and Washington, D.C., and...

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