Russian Gas Firm Executive Arrested in U.S. on Tax Charges


The U.S. has arrested a high-profile executive of a major Russian gas company on federal tax-evasion charges related to what federal officials said were violations that spanned more than a decade.

The arrest of Mark Gyetvay, the deputy chairman of the management board of Novatek, Russia’s second-largest natural gas producer, comes as Russia wrestles with European regulatory challenges to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Those issues could provide Mr. Gyetvay’s company an opening to participate in the project.

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