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    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 24, 2017
    Mar24

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 24, 2017

    The latest on KI.org: KI’s Executive Director Charles Davidson was part of a U.S. delegation in Lithuania that met with the Lithuanian foreign minister to discuss “Europe and the United States: Reaffirming Transatlantic Solidarity”. U.S. Kommersant alleges that an intelligence agent charged by the U.S. in the hacking of half a billion Yahoo...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 24, 2017
    Mar24

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 24, 2017

    News An exiled Kremlin critic was killed in Kiev in brazen daylight shooting, which Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called “an act of state terrorism by Russia.” (RFE/RL) The Kremlin denies that French presidential candidate Francois Fillon received $50 million for arranging a meeting between Putin, a Lebanese billionaire, and the CEO of...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 23, 2017
    Mar23

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 23, 2017

    News The U.S. Treasury Department recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe. (WaPo) Though Manafort is gone, his ­decade-long business associate Rick Gates remains entrenched in the...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 22, 2017
    Mar22

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 22, 2017

    News Paul Manafort received $10 million annually as part of a 2006 contract to promote the Putin administration’s interests inside the U.S., Europe, and the former Soviet republics. (Moscow Times) A Ukrainian lawmaker released new financial documents allegedly showing that Manafort laundered payments from the party of Viktor Yanukovych...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 21, 2017
    Mar21

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 21, 2017

    New from KI: Natalie Duffy examines how the adoption of an open, non-proprietary identifier system would help improve federal procurement transparency. News A major new investigative report revealed how $20 billion was laundered out of Russia and found its way to more than 5,000 companies with accounts in 732 banks in 96 countries. (OCCRP) The...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 17, 2017
    Mar17

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 17, 2017

    This week on KI.org: Marius Laurinavičius discussed how Europe can help defend U.S. democracy, and why we should remain engaged in Europe.U.S. Former Trump administration pick, who bowed out following a plagiarism scandal, registered as a foreign agent for Ukrainian billionaire oligarch Victor Pinchuk. (The Hill) Members of the Committee on...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 17, 2017
    Mar17

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 17, 2017

    News A U.S. congressman introduced legislation to strengthen safeguards against foreign bribery. (FACT Coalition) South Korean officials face allegations that they “systematically” destroyed evidence in the presidential corruption scandal after it was revealed that the presidential office recently bought a total of 26 paper shredders. (The Korea...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 16, 2017
    Mar16

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 16, 2017

    News The UK government is setting up a new anti-money laundering watchdog in an effort to crack down on ill-gotten gains and dirty money. (Financial Times) One of the world’s largest publicly listed gaming companies, TAB, has been fined $45 million for breaching money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. (Guardian) A new study...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 15, 2017
    Mar15

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 15, 2017

    News Monica Crowley — who bowed out of a Trump administration post after a plagiarism scandal — is now registered as a foreign agent for Ukrainian billionaire oligarch Victor Pinchuk. (The Hill) Iran is setting up shell shipping companies to export weapons and illicit goods. (Fox News) Moldova believes Russian security services are attempting to...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 14, 2017
    Mar14

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 14, 2017

    News A company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, stands to receive more than $400 million from a prominent Chinese company, Anbang Insurance Group, for a Manhattan office tower; Anbang’s murky links to the Chinese power structure have raised national security concerns over its U.S....

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