Kleptocracy Daily: July 17, 2017

TOMORROW: 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, registration, and a link to watch online here.


U.S. prosecutors filed a civil complaint seeking to seize $144 million in assets, including a $50 million condominium and an $80 million yacht, it says are the proceeds of corruption in Nigeria.

A Lithuanian accused of swindling Facebook and Google out of more than $100 million through an email fraud scheme must be extradited to the United States to stand trial, a court in Vilnius ruled.

Russia is suspected of using a Bermuda shell company to exploit American anti-fracking activists.


Who is Rinat Akhmetshin, the Russian-American lobbyist who met with Trump’s son?