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Taxpayers Stuck Paying the Bills for Oligarchs’ Seized Yachts and Mansions

Posted on AllSides September 25th, 2023
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JOSEPH JONES FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Two dozen armed police and five FBI agents fanned out across the harbor here early one morning last year. They raided the Alfa Nero, a 270-foot megayacht believed to be owned by Andrey Grigoryevich Guryev, a Russian phosphates magnate sanctioned by the U.S. for links to President Vladimir Putin. 

Ever since, the $120 million yacht—nearly the length of a football field and outfitted with an infinity pool that transforms into a dance floor—has sat idle in this sleepy harbor. It’s a floating reminder of the West’s economic war against Russia and...

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