WANTED: ARTEM ALEKSANDROVICH USS
REWARD OF UP TO $7,000,000 

Artem Aleksandrovich UssNAME: Artem Aleksandrovich Uss
ALIASES:   Artyom Uss
DOB: April 22, 1982
POB: Russia
NATIONALITY: Russia
CITIZENSHIP: Russia
HEIGHT: 5’10”
WEIGHT: 180 lbs
HAIR COLOR: Brown
EYE COLOR: Blue/Green

Artem Uss is the son of a Russian politician who served as the governor of Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Krai region.  Uss had ownership interests in several Russian companies in Krasnoyarsk Krai and elsewhere, including a coal mining company in Krasnoyarsk.  Uss also held a senior position with a subsidiary of a Russian state-controlled oil conglomerate.  The FBI determined Uss was a close associate of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

Uss orchestrated a transnational fraud, smuggling, and money laundering operation under the umbrella of Nord-Deutsche Industrieanlagenbau GmbH (NDA GmbH), a privately held industrial equipment and commodity trading company located in Hamburg, Germany.  As owner of NDA GmbH with another co-conspirator, Uss engaged in a variety of activities in violation of U.S. criminal laws and U.S. and other sanctions, including:  1) the unlawful export of millions of U.S. dollars in military and sensitive dual-use technologies from the United States to Russia; and 2) the use of the U.S. financial system to smuggle millions of barrels of oil from Venezuela.  

On September 26, 2022, a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of New York returned a 12-count sealed indictment against Uss and six other co-defendants.  Uss was charged with four counts: 1) conspiracy to defraud a department or agency of the United States; 2) conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); 3) conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and 4) conspiracy to commit money laundering for the oil smuggling and IEEPA scheme.  

The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $7,000,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Artem Aleksandrovich Uss.

If you have information, please contact the FBI via email at Tips.fbi@fbi.gov.  If you are located outside of the United States, you may also visit the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  If in the United States, you can also contact the local  FBI office in your city. 

ALL IDENTITIES ARE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. 

Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.

U.S. Department of State

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