Briton arrested in Spain for allegedly helping Russian oligarch evade sanctions

Richard Masters, wanted by US, is charged over scheme involving superyacht Tango owned by Viktor Vekselberg

A British man who is wanted by the US authorities for allegedly helping a Russian oligarch evade sanctions relating to his $90m (£73m) superyacht has been arrested in Spain.

The Briton, named by the US Department of Justice as Richard Masters, 52, has been charged with facilitating a sanctions-evasion and money-laundering scheme involving Tango, a 255ft luxury yacht belonging to Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian oligarch under US sanctions who is an associate of Vladimir Putin.

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