Kleptocracy Daily: August 17, 2017


Brazilian prosecutors plan to investigate last year’s controversial sale of the Argentine subsidiary of Petrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company. [Prosecutors were now looking into it as part of Brazil’s sweeping “Car Wash” anti-corruption investigation.]

The state-appointed lawyer defending former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in his in-absentia treason trial has quit.

Russia’s state railway monopoly plans to order additional trains from Siemens¬†despite a recent scandal over Moscow’s delivery of four of the German company’s turbines to Crimea in violation of sanctions.