Kleptocracy Daily: October 3, 2017

“Kleptocracy is the business model of 21st century authoritarianism.”
Charles Davidson, KI’s Executive Director, testified before Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and other members of the Helsinki Commission in Congress today. Watch the hearing on how anonymous companies threaten democracy and security.

Global Magnitsky: As Canada’s own legislation nears passage, the Kremlin labels it a “deplorably confrontational act.” (National Post)

UK: Global politicians “buy $5.52 billion worth of property they should not be able to afford in the UK every year,” but a law that came into effect this weekend could help change that. (OCCRP)

China: Guo Wengui has amassed a $150 million war chest to advance his whistleblowing campaign against the Communist Party. (WSJ)

Event: Join KI and distinguished experts at Hudson Institute on October 11th for the launch of Ilya Zaslavskiy’s report, How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West.

Compiled by Nate Sibley.

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