Citigroup settles years long money laundering investigation by DoJ
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.