Interpol has 194 member countries. They can all request Red Notices and most of them have. How is it then that just one member — Russia — is behind more than a third of all currently public Red Notices?… Continue Reading
The man behind the Magnitsky Act denounced the White House for considering swapping him in exchange for U.S. access to a dozen Russians indicted for hacking America’s 2016 presidential election.
Bill Browder called the idea “appalling and atrocious.”
Vladimir Putin proposed the exchange at Monday’s Helsinki summit.… Continue Reading
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added four Russians and a Chechen to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.
The most prominent name on Wednesday’s list was the head of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.… Continue Reading
More than 1,500 supporters of opposition leader Aleksei Navalny were detained during June 12 anti-corruption demonstrations across Russia, including 866 in Moscow and 548 in St.… Continue Reading
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday during a huge demonstration in Moscow against government corruption.
He was sentenced to 15 days in jail for resisting police orders.
Navalny organized Sunday’s protests in Moscow and in about 80 other cities across Russia.… Continue Reading
Russia’s leading anti-corruption activist and a candidate in next year’s presidential election was found guilty of embezzlement Wednesday and will likely be blocked from continuing his political campaign.
Alexei Navalny was convicted by a judge in Kirov, a city 500 miles east of Moscow.… Continue Reading
Russia’s most important anti-corruption activist said he’ll run for the country’s presidency in 2018.
Alexei Navalny, 40, leads the opposition Party of Progress.
He announced his candidacy in a video Tuesday.… Continue Reading
Fears of an economic slowdown and the future of Europe are the main issues keeping global compliance professionals awake at night. Those are the findings of research that we conducted across the industry in late October.
Documents leaked Sunday from a Panama law firm showed alleged use of anonymous shell companies by world leaders, politicians and others to shield billions of dollars from public view.
In her excellent book, Thieves of State, Sarah Chayes argues persuasively that foreign corruption is a threat to U.S. national security because it drives people to radical Islam. There is an additional aspect to this problem: corrupt regimes are a national security threat because they start wars in order to divert attention from their own corruption.… Continue Reading