Kleptocracy Daily: July 19, 2017

Missed the KI event yesterday? Check out the video recording here, Kleptocracy and Money Laundering: A Conversation with Kendall Day.

News

The Russian anti-sanctions campaign turned to a California Congressman–U.S. diplomats were concerned about Russian outreach to House Republican Dana Rohrabacher while on a trip to Moscow last year.

Suning Appliance Group, which made its name worldwide last year by buying Italian soccer club Inter Milan, saw its shares and bonds plummet after the state questioned if Chinese tycoons are taking over loss-making soccer clubs to launder money.

The U.S. is poised to impose sanctions on Venezuela’s defense minister and several other top officials for human-rights violations.

A South Korean earthquake research official was convicted in U.S. court with laundering money linked to bribes he took from seismology companies.

Features

A new investigation details how top Kremlin insiders money laundered capital into navy docks in Merkel’s own constituency in Germany (in Russian).