Kleptocracy Daily: September 11, 2017

KI published a new report by Ilya Zaslavskiy on “How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West.”

Chinese conglomerate CEFC will buy a 14.16 percent stake in Rosneft for $9.1 billion. (Reuters)

The FBI questioned a former White House correspondent for Sputnik during an investigation into whether the broadcaster is acting as a Kremlin propaganda channel. (Yahoo)

Expect Special Counsel Robert Mueller to “follow the money,” writes John McKay. Profiling two Russia-linked tycoons who tried to make Trump Tower Moscow a reality. (LawFare, Daily Beast)

The bribery trial of Alexei Ulyukaev, Russia’s former economic development minister, continues – “the charges bogus, the outcome predetermined” – providing a glimpse of the Kremlin’s power structure at work. Ahead of elections, a Moscow official was filmed handing out bribes. (NY Review of Books, MT)

Former NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen is working for Petro Poroshenko and Viktor Pinchuk. (KyivPost)

Denmark came close to ending up “in the worst company” thanks to money laundering failures, according to its banking watchdog. Rising compliance costs contributed to European banks’ first drop in profits since 2009. (FT, Bloomberg)

Billionaire whistleblower Guo Wengui claims that his yacht was hacked by the Chinese government, causing a near miss on the Hudson River. (Free Beacon)

Compiled by Nate Sibley