The husband of Democrat Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, reportedly took $700,000 from firms connected to a Ukrainian oligarch who has allegedly been "accused of ordering contract killings."
The Miami Herald reported last year:
Public records show that Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s husband, Robert Powell, spent much of the last 10 years as general counsel for companies owned at least in part by Igor Kolomoisky, a wealthy Ukrainian businessman involved in banking and mining. In federal financial disclosures, Mucarsel-Powell reported that her husband of 15 years earned most of their household income during the previous two years ‐ at least $695,000 ‐ from a ferroalloys trading corporation associated with Kolomoisky.
The connections between Robert Powell and Kolomoisky were first reported by Daily Beast reporter Betsy Swan last year ‐ who also highlighted some of the allegations that have been made against the Ukrainian oligarch.
Swan reported in April 2018 that the FBI was "investigating" Kolomoisky over "potential financial crimes, including money laundering, according to the sources, who say the probe is wide-ranging and has been under way for quite some time. Kolomoisky has not been charged with any crime, and a lawyer representing him said he denies any wrongdoing."