Turkish org gave frmr homeland sec adviser $400k / Trump pegs frmr trade lobbyist to lead trade policy / Weakness of Xi’s corruption crackdown
State Dept employee arrested and charged w concealing extensive contacts w Chinese agents / GFI report: transnational crime $1.6-2.2 trillion business
U.S. congressman introduced legislation to strengthen foreign bribery safeguards / Why Michael Flynn registered lobbying under LDA instead of FARA
UK gov’t setting up new anti-money laundering watchdog / TAB fined $45 million for breaching money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws
Trump helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that is allegedly a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard
South Korean president impeached over major corruption scandal / Moldova accused Russia’s intelligence service of intimidating politicians
MEPs voted to amend the EU’s anti-money laundering directive / Samsung boss charged with bribery and embezzlement
Romania anti-graft protests grow / EU to renew Russia sanctions blacklist / New Iran sanctions could target Chinese banks.
How to “firewall” independent media against kleptocratic influence? Debate with KI on Thursday.
Ukraine struggles with asset declarations, China graft campaign targets Hong Kong, London’s dirty money needs new Sherlock Holmeses