Kleptocracy Daily: November 4, 2016

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New from KI
  • Introducing KleptoCasts, KI’s new podcast series. This week, listen to Ben Judah discuss Ukraine’s new asset declaration law with Daria Kaleniuk, Executive Director of the Anticorruption Center.
News
  • U.S. officials warned that, while the Kremlin will be unable to affect the outcome of the election, its efforts to undermine confidence in democracy will continue after the election. (WaPo)
  • Swiss prosecutors seized 11 cars from the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea, accusing him of money laundering. (Newsweek)
  • A top DoJ official confirmed that the U.S. is cooperating with China in at least one graft extradition case. (WSJ)
  • Preliminary hearings involving money laundering accusations against Bank of China will begin in Italy. (Reuters)
Features
  • An apparent forgery has muddied the waters around the Surkov email leaks, says Sean Keeley. (American Interest)
  • Volodymyr Petrov takes a closer look at Ukraine’s top-heavy wealth. (Kyiv Post)
  • Belarus is watching Russia’s war in Ukraine with interest, says Kristina Berdynskykh. (Kyiv Post)