In Cyprus, investor schemes offer kleptocrats a pathway to EU citizenship.
Kleptocracy Weekly: May 8-12
Société Générale-$1.1 billion to settle claims of bribes to Libya’s sovereign-wealth fund
Trump’s campaign manager lobbied for Venezeula’s Citgo, VOA suspended its Mandarin-language service chief
Today Ukraine Minister of Finance at Hudson, FCPA pilot program after its first year, Russia’s smaller-scale propagandists in the Baltics
Senate committee to question Jared Kushner over meetings w Russians / Sweeping anti-corruption protests occurred in Russia over PM’s lavish lifestyle
EU citizenship is up for sale, and we don’t know who’s buying – or why. Natalie Duffy talks to Harry Cooper about Malta’s controversial Individual Investor Program.
All the leading stories on kleptocracies and their “enablers.”
Manafort accused of illicit payments and fomenting chaos in Ukraine, China cracks down on illegal capital flight, and Malta sells passports to super-rich