Let’s play out a hypothetical – through some crazy circumstances and for reasons that don’t matter to the point, Putin himself flees to the USA with a treasure chest full of gold on one of his private jets.
Is it the feds “mugging” him to seize all of that and then deal with him? And if not, then how far removed from the direct decision maker can you get before sanctions for financial supporters are no longer appropriate?
All that aside, in this specific case – Andrei Skoch isn’t just some random billionaire with no skin in the game. He is a major player in the Russian Duma (aside from being the alleged head of a non-government criminal group)