Kleptocracy Daily: May 11, 2017

News

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly at odds with his former Turkish client over two unusual payments totaling $80,000. The disagreement points to inconsistencies in Flynn’s accounts to the U.S. government about his work for foreign interests.

Federal prosecutors issued grand jury subpoenas to associates of Michael Flynn seeking business records, as part of the ongoing probe of Russian meddling in last year’s election.

Senate investigators sent a request to the Treasury Department’s criminal investigation division for any information related to President Donald Trump and Russia.
A Russian man detained on hacking charges has told reporters that he was pressured to confess to a cyberattack on former U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton; he was arrested  in the Czech Republic at the request of U.S. authorities.
Bulgarian prosecutors charged former Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov with mismanagement that led to state losses of about $278 million related to signing contracts in breach of public procurement rules.

Features

Diane Francis discusses a new inflection point in Ukraine’s struggle–the belief that only the IMF and international pressure can reform Ukraine.

Is corporate bribery more like a car accident or an airplane crash?

“A proposal to change to a mixed electoral system in Moldova would entrench corruption and harm the young democracy. EU and other Western governments should use their economic clout to stop it.”
-Chatham House op-ed