Kleptocracy Daily | October 25, 2017

Putin’s wealth: OCCRP has mapped Putin’s inner circle and calculated its combined wealth at $24 billion.

But to call Putin’s regime nothing more than a kleptocracy is misguided, writes Brian Whitmore – with a plug for KI’s latest report on the export of corrupt values. (RFE/RL)

Russia probes: After The Hill article about Hillary Clinton, Russia, uranium, and the FBI – what do we know about who knew what and when? (PolitiFact)

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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