In this 2011 file photo, businessman Yevgeniy Prigozhin, left, serves food to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, centre, during dinner at Prigozhin's restaurant outside Moscow. Photo: AP

US charges Russian Elena Khusyaynova with meddling in US elections, a US$35m scheme funded by ‘Putin’s cook’

  • Khusyaynova is accused of being the chief accountant for Project Lakhta, a campaign of election interference paid for by pro-Putin oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin
  • She is the first person charged with meddling in the 2018 vote, in a conspiracy that the US says ‘continues to this day’
Topic |   US Politics

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In this 2011 file photo, businessman Yevgeniy Prigozhin, left, serves food to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, centre, during dinner at Prigozhin's restaurant outside Moscow. Photo: AP
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