Kleptocracy Weekly: July 5- July 7
Are Scottish shell companies finally facing a crackdown?
Manafort’s puzzling NYC real estate purchases / Deripaska denounces AP report / Scottish shell companies used to launder £4 billion out of Russia
Russian economy minister accused of $2m bribe.
Saakashvili resigns in Odessa, Chinese bank fined $215m for compliance failures
Ilya Zaslavskiy talks Putin’s kleptocracy and KI at the Spy Museum, Biden affirms U.S. support for NATO in Baltics, and Poroshenko praises military on Ukraine’s Independence Day
Deutsche Bank’s link to Russia’s missing $10bn, Manafort investigated by feds, Clinton Foundation donors scrutinized, and the Kremlin’s murders keep piling up.
All the leading stories on kleptocracies and their “enablers.”
Ledger shows Trump aide Paul Manafort received $12.7m from Yanukovich regime, KI visits Baltics, and Scotland revealed as a major money laundering hub
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