How campaign finance loopholes could be exploited by foreign powers to influence U.S. elections / New doc on the murder Litvinenko to premiere 4/17
French authorities searched a villa on the Cote d’Azur allegedly belonging to Russian senator Suleiman Kerimov
House votes to kill extractives transparency rule / Romanians march against graft / Coutts fined for 1MDB role / CIA documents on Moscow apartment bombings.
Trump’s lobbying reforms, Putin’s Rosneft triumph, and the London shop that hosts 1,600 anonymous companies.
Ukraine e-declarations fallout continues, financial crime reports soar in Hong Kong
1MDB strains Malaysia-U.S. relations, Vancouver imposes tax on foreign property buyers, and Russian opposition mayor jailed for graft
Trump says Russia’s not in Ukraine but considers recognizing Russia’s claim to Crimea, Manafort’s Ukraine links, and Scotland’s 25,000 shell companies
A lobbyist works the Hill to undermine Magnitsky laws, Trump blocks GOP support for Ukraine, and China’s “Fox Hunt” reports impressive results
Senior at Treasury criticizes shell companies, new regulations on cross-border banking, spotlight on Moldova and new measures against laundering in Singapore
As the UK votes to leave the EU, the Kremlin looks to exploit a weakened Europe – especially over sanctions. ICYMI: Ben Judah on why Putin’s kleptocrats will be celebrating Brexit today. A veteran Hong Kong democracy campaigner has been arrested on corruption charges. A British businessman is suing the youngest son of Kyrgyzstan’s former president, claiming he was shot because of connections…