Kleptocracy Daily – July 19, 2016

DC lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin has a long list of clients from the former Soviet world, and is now working hard to undermine the Magnitsky laws. Kremlin trolls are using online petitions to try and influence U.S. legislators.

Trump aides blocked a GOP commitment to provide Ukraine with arms to resist Kremlin aggression.

Russian officials have condemned a new anti-corruption initiative by Alexei Navalny as an attempt to overthrow the government. A U.S. official said that Russia’s Olympic doping scandal indicated a “mind-blowing level of corruption within both Russian sport and government.”

China’s “Fox Hunt” operation to extradite corruption suspects has reported some impressive results. Hong Kong has been identified as the likely center of a $3.1 billion trade scam.