Kleptocracy Daily: July 6, 2017


Trump faces renewed scrutiny of the riches that flowed into his real estate empire from the former Soviet Union after a fixer for a Kazakh family accused of pumping dirty money into U.S. property agreed to assist an international investigation into his former business partners.

Police have blocked access to opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s Moscow officesand are searching the premises.

Latvian bank fined $91 million over laundering scheme in France.


“Russian money [of the 1990s] was corrupt in a legal sense, but also in a softer sense: There was so much of it that it tempted banks and businesses to cut corners and persuaded politicians to change sides.”
-WaPo op-ed: How U.S. presidents missed the Russia threat — until it was much, much too late.