The U.S. Department of Justice has charged three Russian nationals and four U.S. citizens connected to black nationalist movements with taking part in a malign influence campaign in the U.S. on behalf of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) intelligence agency.
The four U.S. citizens charged are Omali Yeshitela, Penny Joanne Hess, Jesse Nevel, and Augustus C. Romain Jr., aka Gazi Kodzo.
Yeshitela, Hess and Nevel are members of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), also known as the Uhuru Movement. Romain is the leader of the Black Hammer Party, according to the DOJ.
The four U.S. citizens are accused of working with Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov, Aleksey Borisovich Sukhodolov, and Yegor Sergeyevich Popov, who are Russian nationals accused of working on behalf of the FSB and the Russian government….