Kleptocracy Weekly: May 8-12
Société Générale-$1.1 billion to settle claims of bribes to Libya’s sovereign-wealth fund
9 Trump transition team members already registered as lobbyists, Ukraine returning $1.5 billion in stolen assets
New piece by Casey Michel discusses transparency in natural resource sector/ New evidence in Magnitsky Affair shows rot at core of the Russian regime
UK government setting up new anti-money laundering watchdog / Former Trump admin pick registered as foreign agent for Ukrainian billionaire oligarch
French authorities searched a villa on the Cote d’Azur allegedly belonging to Russian senator Suleiman Kerimov
Sciences Po cancels lecture amid Russian retaliation fears / Kremlin cronies cash in on new contracts / Trump and Putin to discuss sanctions
Latest on Russia hacks / 5 myths about kleptocracy / Protecting the Office of Congressional Ethics / London’s blood-red carpet for kleptocrats
Ben Judah on London’s kleptocrats / How the U.S. repatriates stolen assets / The inner workings of anonymous companies.
How foreign powers influence U.S. politics, Russian unit behind Dem hacks, and France National Front struggles without Russian funding.