The Independent said Alexander Ionov worked with multiple members of political parties in Florida, Georgia, and California. He is accused of meddling in the 2022 and 2014 elections.
Aleksandr Ionov is said to be a liaison for the FSB, establishing links with separatist political groups on the periphery. According to Reuters, much of the propaganda was aimed at cracking down on U.S. support for Ukraine.
Aleksandr Ionov is a Kremlin operative
Ionov was allegedly an operator of the Moscow Kremlin who led Russia’s anti-globalization campaign, according to Legal and Crime. According to reports, the movement is a socio-political organization whose stated goal is to destroy important corporate institutions, such as multinational corporations.
Still, the campaign under Ionoff focused on political incitement and conspiracy, the DOJ claims. Prosecutors have argued that they instead sought to sow political dissent in Spain, the United States, Britain and Ukraine.
According to prosecutors, Yonov and his agents allegedly hired local politicians to carry out propaganda.
His campaign has apparently included everything from mass political rallies to online misinformation. He is accused of launching a Change.org petition accusing the United States of genocide against people in Africa.
The Uhuru movement, which allegedly promotes civil rights and development on the African continent, is rumored to be linked to Yonov. The FBI raided the movement’s offices, NBC reported.
In addition to allegedly meddling in local elections in St. Petersburg, Florida, Yonov has also been charged with defaming the U.S. government. Prosecutors allege he acted as a go-between for the Kremlin when supporting specific political movements. U.S. lawmakers involved in the plan are not mentioned in the document.
Prosecutors allege that Ionov and the FSB supervised specific candidates during the 2019 Florida election and helped plan their campaigns.
Nov, however, has denied the allegations. He released a statement after the indictment was published.
The Justice Department has not released the names of the Americans suspected of being involved in the conspiracy.
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