Kleptocracy Daily: June 28, 2017

July 18: KI and the Partnership for Transparency’s Anti-Corruption Forum will host a discussion on U.S. government approaches to kleptocracy and money laundering, including investigations, prosecutions, compliance, and possible legislation. More information and registration here.

News

Global Financial Integrity’ Legal Counsel and Director of Government Affairs will testify before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit during a public hearing entitled “Examining the BSA/AML Regulatory Compliance Regime” today. [The BSA governs anti-money laundering for financial institutions in the United States.]

A consulting firm led by Paul Manafort, who chaired Trump’s presidential campaign for several months last year, retroactively filed forms showing that his firm received $17.1 million over two years from a political party that dominated Ukraine before its leader fled to Russia in 2014.

Colombia’s national anti-corruption director and a Colombian lawyer were charged in the U.S. with conspiring to laundering money in order to promote foreign bribery.

Several members of the U.S. Congress are calling on Angola to drop its prosecution of investigative journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, whom Angolan authorities have charged with insulting the state.

China’s bank regulator cracks down on graft in deposit-raising.