A 33-year-old Ukrainian immigrant under investigation by the FBI and Canadian authorities pretended to be a member of the Rothschild banking dynasty and managed to infiltrate Mar-a-Lago and Donald Trump’s inner circle.
Before members of Florida high society, Inna Yashchyshyn, introduced herself as the heiress Anna de Rothschild.
If that wasn’t enough, she received adulation from guests at Trump’s lavish club as she flaunted her portfolio of properties in Monaco and family vineyards.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project were responsible for revealing the lies created by Inna.
Her inventions, far from reality
However, the impostor is far from belonging to high society, as she is the Ukrainian-born daughter of a truck driver named Oleksandr Yaschysyn, who resides in a modest house in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
How did she come to Trump?
Inna was reportedly first brought to Mar-a-Lago by a Trump donor named Elchanan Adamker in 2021, and the next day she posed in a photograph with the former president.
Among the documents filed in the investigation, the Ukrainian immigrant is seen with Trump and Senator Lindsey Graham, as well as posing in a group photo with Donald Trump Jr.’s fiance, Kimberly Guilfoyle.
What is he being charged with?
Yashchyshyn is accused of obtaining fake IDs, including a U.S. passport and several driver’s licenses, using her false persona.
There is an FBI investigation against her for a charity called United Hearts of Mercy, which Yashchyshyn chaired.
That non-profit foundation was founded in Canada in 2015 by a Florida-based Russian businessman named Valery Tarasenko.
However, it is believed to have been used as a front to raise funds for Russian organized crime gangs.
The FBI and Secret Service have not released details regarding the investigation. While Canadian police confirmed that Yashchyshyn has been the subject of a major investigation by the Quebec crime unit since February, according to the Post-Gazette.