PayPal now linked to Russian meddling, Mueller probe



  1. PayPal linked to Mueller probe of Russian meddling  

    The Mercury News has reported that online payment company, PayPal, has been drawn into the Russia probe, saying that Federal prosecutors allegedly knew that Russian criminals had used PayPal to help pay for propaganda aimed at influencing voters in the 2016 election.

    In the indictment prosecutors have alleged the defendants used PayPal as a primary conduit to transfer money, for general expenses and to buy ads in Facebook.

    Prosecutors said the accounts were opened using fake IDs to help get through PayPal’s security measures.

    PayPal says it is cooperating with the Justice Department.

    The Mercury News

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