Kleptocracy and Money Laundering: A Conversation with Kendall Day

On July 18, 2017, KI and the Partnership for Transparency’s Anti-Corruption Forum hosted a discussion on U.S. government approaches to kleptocracy and money laundering, including investigations, prosecutions, compliance, and possible legislation with Kendall Day, Deputy Assistant Attorney General overseeing the Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative.

Mr. Day gave a presentation about the importance of anti-kleptocracy enforcement; work being pursued by the Department of Justice; and recent successes and current challenges.

Bill Corcoran, Director of the Partnership for Transparency’s Barry Metzger Rule of Law Initiative introduced Mr. Day. The presentation was followed by an expert panel discussion moderated by Charles Davidson, Executive Director of Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative. Panelists included Karen Greenaway, Supervisory Special Agent, International Corruption Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Gary Kalman, Executive Director of the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition, and Frank Vogl, Co-founder of Transparency International and Co-founder of the Partnership for Transparency Fund.