Igor Kolomoysky, "the head of the Ukrainian mafia" the US put in charge of an extremely sensitive Eastern region. He owns Ukraine banks, metals, resources, food, transport, military and oil industry.
The multibillionaire has a fetish for "gold statues", notes Ukraine Business Insight, and lives in Switzerland.
"Looting of state property, bribes and murdering rivals" were part and parcel of becoming an oligarch in the "global epicenter of badness".
Their appointment to actually run the country has now blown everything into the open.
Leaked conversation between governor Kolomoysky and presidential candidate Tsarev:
Kolomoysky: Tomorrow, f***, they will go after all your family, f***. Because we're gonna hang them right in the town square, f***. And put a contract on your life, f***, big money. One million dollars. For your life. They'll be looking for you everywhere.
RT: The newly-appointed oligarch was recorded putting an alleged hit on a presidential candidate and his family in Eastern Ukraine.
In another leaked call an official reveals Kolomoysky's also behind the Odessa massacre, the deadliest attack so far in Ukraine's civil war, where he paid Nazis from the infamous Right Sektor Party that burnt, slaughtered and strangled dozens of civilians to death, including elderly women.
In a fairly predictable development, handing state power to an oligarch and criminal suspect has turned him "crazy".
Kolomoysky has his own private army, and set up the Azov Battalion of openly Nazi mercenaries, which London's Sunday Times admits is behind the bloodshed that has caused revulsion among the population.
He's now been placed on the international wanted list sent to Interpol in connection with "banned means and methods of warfare, aggravated murder, and abductions in Eastern Ukraine", all in a few months since he was put in power.
Leading intelligence author William Engdahl's investigated post-coup Ukraine he finds what's happened is "so astonishing as almost to defy belief".
Dr. Engdahl joins us, really great to speak to you, why do you write "US policies have put gangsters and murderers in Ukraine in power"?
William Engdahl, investigative journalist: I've already seen reports that the government has signed over the pipeline, the gas pipeline distribution network, they've signed that off to Chevron. German companies have grabbed metallurgical assets in Eastern Ukraine and coal assets, extremely prized coal assets there, so they're already looting the crown jewels of Ukraine and the, I don't know what you want to call it, the puppet regime that's sitting in Kiev is doing their bidding. Now you've got a chocolate king as president, his opponent was the gas queen Yulia Timoshenko who looted billions from her country, from her fellow countrymen and is associated with figures of organized crime. So you've got a bunch of gangsters essentially and Nazi thugs running Ukraine and that is hardly a stable thing for peace in Europe.
Germany wants to go to war to defend a bunch of Nazis in Kiev because they get hot-headed and start creating incidents with Russia? I don't think so but they better realize that's the agenda that some people in Washington have. Because they want, not the American people and not the United States, but this tiny power cabal that have so much power in Washington, they want not only a new cold war, they want a new hot war. That's a pretty dangerous thing to be playing around with. This is an escalation toward a new dimension of horror for mankind.
RT: Timoshenko revealed her real oligarch face in a leaked call pledging to nuke the Eastern part of Ukraine.