A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted the owner of two aluminum paintbrushes and a metal fence in a case related to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. Capitol, charging that he sold the products to foreign nationals to sell in the U,S.
and to buy at auctions overseas.
The indictment unsealed by a grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, accuses Michael Breslauer, the owner and operator of the R&G Fence Company, of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by accepting payments from foreign individuals for the manufacture and sale of aluminum paint and fence products to U.K.-based companies.
The Justice Department said in a statement that it has indicted the R &G Fences Company owner and the UAB Corporation for allegedly accepting bribes to import and sell aluminum paint from China, India, Brazil, Peru, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Ukraine, and elsewhere.
It’s unclear how the investigation is related to a separate grand jury indictment by a federal grand marshal in New York City in May 2018 charging that a former employee of the Trump Organization accepted bribes from foreign governments to supply aluminum products for sale in the United States and elsewhere in exchange for a commission.
The Trump Organization said it is cooperating with the Justice Department.