Kleptocracy Daily: May 15, 2017


A Russian-owned group of companies will pay the U.S. government $6 million to settle a wide-reaching money laundering case that had quietly rippled through U.S.-Russian relations for years.

Donald Trump has received more than $100 million in income from Russian sources in one-time transactions over the last decade, but does not have any outstanding debts or holdings in the country, his lawyers asserted in a letter.

The Treasury Department lifted sanctions on a Lebanese businessman, his son, their related entities and others, following the department’s pledge to move more quickly on removal requests.

Security specialists from 27 countries are meeting in Prague today in what has been billed as the most concerted attempt yet to counter alleged Kremlin destabilization measures aimed at undermining western elections.

The EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive will be one of the key topics to be discussed at this year’s Finance Malta conference.


A new bank in the BVIs wants Chinese money that no other banks will touch.

China and Pakistan miscalculated corruption — and India.