Kleptocracy Daily: August 4, 2017

A new comprehensive bill tackling anonymous companies, also titled the Corporate Transparency Act (S.1717), has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida).

This is the third bill aimed at beneficial ownership transparency, the other two were introduced in the House and Senate respectively.


Michael Flynn, who served briefly as President Trump’s national security adviser,filed an amended federal financial disclosure report providing new details about his contracts with the Trump presidential transition, a company connected to an Iranian American businessman, and the parent company of a data science firm that worked for the Trump campaign.

PM Netanyahu is suspected of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two cases, Israel Police confirmed when it requested a gag order on the ongoing talks to recruit a state witness.

Kushner Cos., owned by the family of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, has been subpoenaed by New York federal prosecutors regarding its use of an investment-for-immigration program.

The lower house of Brazil’s Congress voted to block a corruption trial against Michel Temer.


MasterCard released an 11-minute film recreating the story of Richard Bistrong, who is now chief executive of an anti-bribery consulting firm but who previously went to jail for violating U.S. anti-bribery and UK trade laws.