Kleptocracy Daily: April 5, 2017

The latest on KI’s website: Casey Michel talks to Erica Westenberg of the Natural Resources Governance Institute about how the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative reinforces oversight in the natural resources sector – and what Azerbaijan’s departure means for the global transparency regime.


New evidence in the so-called Magnitsky Affair shows the rot at the core of the Russian regime. (The Daily Beast)

The new husband of Putin’s ex-wife buys a posh villa in south of France worth up to €7 million. (OCCRP)

Italy put the Vatican on its “white list” of states with cooperative financial institutions, ending years of mistrust and providing an endorsement of efforts by Pope Francis to clean up the city state’s banking sector. (Reuters)

Russian PM Medvedev has for the first time responded to allegations of corruption made by opposition activists, calling them “rubbish” and “nonsense.” (Moscow Times)

Argentina ex-President Cristina Kirchner charged with money laundering. (Deutsche Welle)