Kleptocracy Daily: August 7, 2017


The EU introduced additional measures in response to the delivery of Siemens’ gas turbines to Crimea, which violated its existing sanctions.

Prosecutors are seeking 12 years in prison for Lee Jae-yong, the de facto head of the Samsung Group, on charges of giving bribes to former President Park Geun-hye and her friend Choi Soon-sil.

The New Jersey building project that drew a federal subpoena for presidential adviser Jared Kushner’s family company relied on a Beijing firm to find wealthy Chinese to invest in exchange for green cards.

A Bulgarian ex-banker, once named the most influential man in Bulgaria by Forbes, claims his country is persecuting him with false and politicized charges and ispushing to be the first case considered under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.


Igor Kolomoisky, a Ukrainian tycoon has hired a second Washington lobbying firm — and a second former member of Congress — to lobby for him.

Mark Galeotti urges to stop hyping Trump’s links to the Russian Mob: “As satisfying it might be to find proof Trump was bought off by Russian mobsters, that seems rather unlikely.”