Russia: Why does the Russian general who led a notoriously corrupt anti-organized crime police unit now own $38 million in Miami real estate? Nick Nehemas, Kevin Hall, and Lily Dobrovolskaya investigate. (Miami Herald)
Dmitry Rybolovlev, an oligarch scrutinized for his possible Trump ties, is under investigation in Monaco for allegedly using political pressure in a spat with his art dealer. (Guardian)
Global Magnitsky Act: Canada’s passage of its own legislation shows that “principles and values still mean something,” writes Vladimir Kara-Murza. (World Affairs)
UK: The Azerbaijani Laundromat and other revelations prove that Britain is the “country of choice for every kleptocrat, crook and despot in the world,” Margaret Hodge MP told parliamentary colleagues yesterday. Labour called for a review into the City of London’s role in global money laundering. (Guardian)
AML: In a detailed study of the effectiveness of suspicious activity reporting, Nick Maxwell and David Artingstall conclude that information-sharing systems are “not working effectively.” (RUSI)
South Africa: The FBI is probing possible U.S. links to the money laundering scandal centered on Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family. (FT)
Bulgaria: Is the poorest EU country losing the war on corruption? (GFI)
Compiled by Nate Sibley.
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