(WRAL) A Russian watchdog newspaper claims a North Carolina man, at the center of an international money laundering and murder-for-hire case, has business ties to a Russian man who was indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller.

According to Novaya Gazeta, Leonid Teyf provided Russian army catering contracts to company owned by Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is one of 13 Russians indicted by Mueller, following his investigation into election meddling.

Investigators say Teyf and his wife Tatyana Teyf profited off a $150 million kickback scheme involving a contract with the Russian military, and used the proceeds to purchase their multi-million dollar mansion.

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