Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Russian Interference in US Elections

The US State Department’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program, administered by the Diplomatic Security Service, offers a reward of up to $10 million for reporting foreign interference in US elections. The Reward Offering seeks information leading to the identification or location of any foreign person, including a foreign entity, that has knowingly engaged or is engaging in U.S. election interference, as well as information leading to the prevention, frustration or favorable resolution of an act of foreign interference in the election. This RFJ announcement is part of the United States government’s broader efforts to ensure the security and integrity of our elections and to protect against foreign interference in our elections.

The Department is seeking information about the Internet Research Agency LLC (“IRA”), Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, and related Russian entities and associates for their engagement in U.S. election interference.

The IRA is a Russian entity engaged in political and electoral interference operations. As early as 2014, the IRA launched operations aimed at interfering with the US political system, including the 2016 US presidential election, with the strategic aim of sowing discord. IRA operated through several Russian entities, including Internet Research LLC, MediaSintez LLC, GlavSet LLC, MixInfo LLC, Azimut LLC, and NovInfo LLC.

Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin is a Russian national who funded the IRA through the companies he controlled, Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering (collectively “Concord”). Concord sent funds, recommended personnel, and oversaw IRA activities through reporting and interaction with IRA management.

Mikhail Ivanovich Bystrov, Mikhail Leonidovich Burchik, Aleksandra Yuryevna Krylova, Anna Vladislavovna Bogacheva, Sergey Pavlovich Polozov, Maria Anatolyevna Bovda, Robert Sergeyevich Bovda, Dzheykhun Nasimi Ogly Aslanov, Vadim Vladimirovich Podkopaev, Gleb Igorevich Vasilchenko, Irina Viktorovna Kaverzina and in Vladimir Venkova have worked in Vladimir Venkova various capabilities to carry out IRA interference operations targeting the United States. They knowingly and intentionally conspired to defraud the United States by altering, obstructing, and circumventing lawful functions of government through fraud and deception for the purpose of interfering with United States political and electoral processes, including the election 2016 presidential election.

For more information, visit www.rewardsforjustice.net. We encourage anyone with information about the IRA, Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, and associated Russian entities and/or individuals linked to U.S. election interference to contact the Rewards for Justice office through our advice reporting channel based on Tor at: he5dybnt7sr6cm32xt77pazmtm65flqy6irivtflruqfc5ep7eiodiad.onion (Tor browser required).

Rewards for Justice is a premier national security program administered by the US State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service. Since its inception in 1984, the program has awarded more than $250 million to more than 125 individuals around the world who have provided actionable intelligence that has helped solve threats to United States national security. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RFJ_USA.

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