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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Theft of state assets: Will the G20 act?

As the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meets in 2014 under the chairmanship of Australia, it is important that the countries make progress on their commitments detailed in the 2013-2014 G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan. … Continue Reading

Hunt is on for Africa’s looted wealth

The world keeps shrinking for Africa’s kleptocrats.

Senegal’s new government has launched an unusual joint investigation with France into several key figures from the former government.

It reportedly filed a complaint with a Paris court to investigate the origins of assets held in France by an undisclosed list of high-profile figures associated with the former Senegalese government.… Continue Reading

French Warrant For Alleged Kleptocrat

France issued an arrest warrant late last month for the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea.

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, left, known as Teodorin or Teddy, is accused of laundering money from Equatorial Guinea for purchases in France of multi million dollar properties and a fleet of luxury cars.… Continue Reading

DOJ Hits African Kleptocrat

The Justice Department said today it has filed civil forfeiture complaints against the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea to recover $70.8 million in real and personal property located in the United States.… Continue Reading

Do Oily Kleptocrats Slip Away?

President Barack Obama and the First Lady at the Metropolitan Museum in New York with Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasog in September 2009. White House Photo by Lawrence JacksonKen Silverstein asks in Foreign Policy why the kleptocratic regime of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea has escaped U.S.… Continue Reading