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
Peter Podkopaev looks at U.S. efforts to identify anonymous all-cash buyers of luxury real estate.
Kleptocracy Daily: London to probe foreign property ownership, traders allegedly steal £76m from Russian bank, China accelerates anti-graft campaign, and U.S. probes more hacks