According to the program, if any individual has information that leads to the "seizure, restraint, forfeiture, or repatriation" of assets linked to Russian Federation corruption that are connected to US financial institutions, comes into the US, or comes with possession/control of a US person they are eligible for the reward.
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Squatters have occupied a Russian oligarch's mansion and people love to see it
Since the US began cutting financial ties with Russia, a point of concern has been the lack of economic impact Russian oligarchs face as more sanctions hurt everyday Russian citizens.
Many oligarchs came into wealth during Russia's privatization in the 1990s. Although some are closely tied to Putin, most do not have the power to influence Putin directly.
However, oligarchs still hold power over citizens by supporting Putin's policies. The hope is by imposing financial blocks, oligarchs will no longer support the Russian president and Putin will lose coercion power.
Last week, exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky told CNN that in order to stop the war, "all financial flows need to stop" including every Russian oligarch, with no exceptions.
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