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Ross's Stake in Putin-linked shipping firm raises ethics concern

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross faces ethical questions after newly leaked documents show that Ross did not disclose business ties to the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin and an oligarch under US sanctions.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faces questions about his financial disclosures to Congress and the government after a report that he did not disclose business ties to the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin and an oligarch under US sanctions.

A Democratic senator, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, called on the Commerce Department's inspector general to open an investigation into the matter, which concerns Ross's ownership stake in a shipping company that did business with a Russian firm.

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