Putin’s wealth: OCCRP has mapped Putin’s inner circle and calculated its combined wealth at $24 billion.
The Clinton campaign and Democratic Party helped fund the Christopher Steele dossier. (NYT)
Manafort probe widens: The U.S. attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York is reportedly investigating Paul Manafort for money laundering. (Business Insider)
CCP Congress: How has Xi’s anti-graft campaign affected ordinary Chinese citizens? Robert Siegel talks to Minxin Pei, a KI Advisory Council member. (NPR)
Anti-graft chief Wang Qishan’s retirement is overshadowed by corruption allegations, writes Bill Gertz. (WFB)
Wang is being replaced by low-key official Zhao Leji, who joins the politburo. (Reuters)
Malta under pressure: EU lawmakers have urged an inquiry into the island’s role as a money laundering hub following the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia. (Reuters)
Columbia: Authorities shut down an elaborate money laundering scheme run by the Chinese partners of a drugs cartel. (Columbia Reports)
Compiled by Nate Sibley.
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