Maryland transportation exec accused of bribing Russian official

Federal authorities have accused Mark Lambert 54 of Mount Airy Maryland of bribing a Russian atomic energy official to help secure contracts for transporting nuclear fuel

The crimes stem from an alleged scheme orchestrated to bribe officials from a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned energy company Rosatom.

USA prosecutors unsealed money laundering, foreign bribery and wire fraud charges against Mark Lambert, 54, in federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday.

An 11-count indictment was handed out Friday against Mark Lambert in connection to the alleged Russian bribery scheme involving the Uranium One deal.

According to the ministry, Lambert had given money to Mikerin to obtain a contract for the transportation of nuclear materials.

Federal authorities have accused a Maryland man of bribing a Russian atomic energy official to help secure contracts for transporting nuclear fuel.

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Lambert denies the allegations and plans to fight them in court, his attorney William Sullivan said during a pre-trial hearing. In order to hide the bribes, Lambert and others prepared fake invoices, according to the indictment. In addition, prosecutors say Lambert and his co-defendants caused "Transportation Corporation A" to wire corrupt payments to shell companies in Latvia, Cyprus and Switzerland.

The indictment also alleges that Lambert and others, who were not named in the 's announcement, to overbill JSC Techsnabexport by building the cost of the payments into their invoices. He's awaiting sentencing. Mikerin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the FCPA to commit money laundering, and is now serving a 48-month sentence.

Mikerin and the firm's other co-president, Daren Condrey, previously pleaded guilty to similar charges.

The investigation into this case was conducted by the Department of Energy's Office of the Inspector General, and the FBI.

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