Prosecuting kleptocrats is difficult: U.S. law enforcement agencies are targeting their stolen assets instead. (OCCRP)
The ICIJ has released a new offshore leakexposing accounts and anonymous companies based in the Bahamas.
Moldovan prosecutors accused sixteen judgesand four court officials of involvement in the “Russian Laundromat,” a scheme which illicitly moved $20 billion from Russia into the EU and elsewhere. (OCCRP)
EU retailers are skirting sanctions to do business in Crimea. The German economy minister is meeting with President Putin to discuss the possibility of lifting EU sanctions. (Reuters)
Andrey Kostin, head of (sanctioned) VTB Bank, claimed that Vladimir Putin doesn’t possess vast private wealth. …read more
Source: Kleptocracy Initiative