Kleptocracy Daily: June 13, 2017


The Senate unveiled a package of additional economic sanctions on Russia, aiming to punish Moscow for its military activities, as well as its alleged attempts to interfere in democratic elections across the West.

The U.S. government filed lawsuits aiming to seize a London penthouse with views of Buckingham Palace because it believes the properties were acquired with $98 million in funds from the Malaysia 1MDB scandal.

Lobbying firm Mercury has agreed to lobby for Novatek, a Russian natural gas producer that’s been under U.S. sanctions since 2014.

More than 1,000 people were detained across Russia on Monday as part of the latestwave of anti-corruption protests.

The Pakistani Prime Minister is expected to appear this week before a panel investigating allegations against his family’s offshore companies and money laundering.

Hackers believed to be allied with the Russian government have devised a cyberweapon that has the potential to be highly disruptive against the world’s electrical systems, researchers have reported.


How Russia targets the U.S. military: With hacks, pro-Putin trolls and fake news, the Kremlin is ratcheting up its efforts to turn American service members and veterans into a fifth column.

Transparency International explains the state of global anti-money laundering, in four charts.