Kleptocracy Daily – May 5, 2016

Most users of Russia’s most popular email service have had their account details hacked, while Alexey Navalny prepares to sue a mobile provider for allegedly collaborating with security services. Telegraph, Moscow Times

Portuguese police have detained three Russian mafia members in relation to a major money laundering scheme involving a third-tier soccer club. CNN

Hong Kong is cracking down on “fake trade invoicing,” which allows billions of dollars to leave China illicitly each year. Reuters

Europe is phasing out the €500 bank note, a longstanding favorite of money launderers and other criminals. New York Times

Post-nuclear deal, Iran is blaming US sanctions for underwhelming inward investment. The US points to “concerns well beyond sanctions,” including endemic corruption. Reuters