Escort Who Claims to Have Russian Secrets Faces New Charges in Thailand

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Anastasia Vashukevich, left, and her associate Alexander Kirillov, far right, after their arrest in Pattaya, Thailand, in February.

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BANGKOK — A Belarusian escort jailed in Thailand who claims to have evidence of Russian meddling in United States elections faces new criminal charges of solicitation and conspiracy, the police said on Friday.

The escort, Anastasia Vashukevich, who says she had a brief affair with the powerful Russian aluminum tycoon Oleg V. Deripaska, was arrested in February with nine others at a sex training seminar in Pattaya, south of Bangkok. Most had been charged with working without a permit and were awaiting…

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