Ο κατηγορούμενος Kingston είναι στα αριστερά. Διπλα του είναι ο τούρκος επιχειρηματίας Sezgin Baran Korkmaz, φιλαράκι του τουρκόφιλου Michael Flynn, πρώην συμβουλου του Τραμπ. Ο Korkmaz ανήκει στο σκυλολόι του Flynn και εμπλέκεται στην ερευνα Mueller στο θέμα Ρωσίας. Ο Korkmaz αναφέρεται ως συνεταίρος του Kingston στην παραπάνω ανακοίνωση.
Ο Korkmaz επίσης εμπλέκεται με τον τούρκο επιχειρηματία Ekim Alptekin και με τον πρώην αρχηγό της CIA, James Woolsey:
Just eight days after formally joining Trump’s campaign as an adviser on national security issues, Woolsey met on Sept. 20, 2016 with businessmen Ekim Alptekin and Sezgin Baran Korkmaz over lunch at the Peninsula Hotel in New York, they said.
και συνημμένα Flynns contract with Alptekin και Flynn payment Alptekin.
Επίσης ο Alptekin είναι μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλιου ενός τουρκικης εταιρίας συμφερόντων Kingston. Είναι θέμα χρόνου πριν εμπλακεί και αυτός στην δικαστική υπόθεση. Μάλλον θα εμπλακεί και ο γαμπρός του Ερντογάν και τούρκος υπουργός Οικονομικών Μπεράτ Αλμπαϊράκ.
Απόσπασμα από Kingston Order:
e. Ties to Turkey
During the course of the mail fraud scheme, Defendants Jacob Kingston and Isaiah
Kingston, through WRE, wired over $130 million of the scheme proceeds to Turkey and used
these proceeds to make significant business investments. See Exhibit B (Summary of WRE wires
to Turkey). On September 9, 2016, the Turkish Investment Support and Promotion Agency,
which is an agency of the Turkish government, issued a press release announcing a $950 million
investment by Washakie Renewable Enel’gy, Noil Enel’gy Group, and their partnel’ and
investment manager in Turkey, SBK Holding LLC (Turkey). See Exhibit C (Press Release).
Several witnesses interviewed during the course of this investigation told investigators
that Defendant Jacob Kingston and Isaiah Kingston stated that they would flee to Turkey if faced
with pl’osecution. One witness stated that Defendant Jacob Kingston said that if the government
moved to arrest and prosecute him, he would flee to Turkey. This witness also heard that
Defendant Jacob Kingston built a home in Turkey. Another witness told investigators that an
employee of WRE heard from Defendant Jacob Kingston’s brother-in-law that Defendants Jacob
Kingston and Isaiah Kingston had just returned from a two .. week trip to Turkey where they
purchased a home and that Jacob Kingston and Isaiah Kingston intended to flee to Turkey with
their families if it looked like they were going to have to go to jail. The investigation uncovered a
March 5, 2014 wire from a WRE bank account to a bank account in the name of Levon
Tremendzhyan at Garanti Bank in Turkey for “VAT fol’ Waterside house, (mansion).” This wire
was authorized by Defendant Isaiah Kingston.
Another witness told investigators that Defendant Jacob Kingston’s Turkish business
associate claimed that when Defendant Jacob Kingston travels to Turkey, he does not need to
enter the country with a passport because of the money and political influence of the Turkish
businessman. Further, this witness told investigators that Defendant Jacob Kingston’s Turkish
business partner stated that Defendant Jacob Kingston owned a house in Turkey. Another
witness told investigators that Jacob Kingston traveled frequently to Turkey and upon returning
from Turkey once showed the witness a video of his police escort from the airport. Multiple
witnesses have stated that Defendant Jacob Kingston hired a Turkish language tutor ..
Another witness, a business associate of Defendant Jacob Kingston and Defendant Lev
Asian Dermen, stated that Defendant Jacob Kingston wired $250 million to Turkey to purchase a
Turkish bank. Rather than use his own name for the transaction, Defendant Kingston used the
name of a family member of Defendant Lev Asian Dermen. This witness was shown, by a
Turkish business associate of Defendants Jacob Kingston and Lev Asian Dermen, a bank account
statement in the name of the family member showing a balance of $160 million euros. This
witness also saw a Turkish bank account statement in the name of Defendant Lev Asian Dem1en,
showing a balance of $300 million euros. This witness also stated that Defendants Jacob·
Kingston, Lev Aslan Dermen, and a Turkish business associate intended to buy a hotel in Turkey
for $650 million.
f. Means to Flee
In addition to having substantial financial assets and a home in Turkey, Defendants Jacob
Kingston and Isaiah Kingston have access to private planes and have the means to flee the
jurisdiction. Defendants Jacob and Isaiah Kingston’s co-Defendant Lev Aslan Dermen leases a
private plane and employs a personal pilot. Witnesses state that Defendant Jacob Kingston has
repeatedly traveled with co-Defendant Dermen on his private plane. Additionally, in December
2016, SBK Holdings AS acquired BoraJet, an airline based in Turkey. See Exhibit F (photo of
SBK plane). In August 2017, Defendant Dermen used a BoraJet plane to flee Los Angeles,
California to Turkey on the same day that state search warrants were executed on his home and
business locations.2 Defendant Dermen returned to the United States only after all seized assets