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I’ve been writing about Vladimir Petrosyan, an important but little known figure involved in the ex-Congressman Curt Weldon scandal, since late-2006. Today, the Wall Street Journal ran a story which provides new information about this curious Russian businessman.
For years, sources have told me, Petrosyan was a fixture at the bar of the Caucus Room. (I can personally attest to the fact that he was there so frequently that bar staff looked upon him as an old friend, though they were discreet in what they had to say about him.) Petrosyan suddenly left the U.S. in 2006, and his current whereabouts are unknown, but I have heard he’s back in Russia.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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