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Why is London so attractive to tainted foreign money?

The war in Ukraine has prompted some action, but the problems run deep

By: https://www.economist.com/

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Episode 27: Jonathan Benton

Stephen Platt will interview key figures in the world of financial crime prevention and examine successes and failures in the global fight against money laundering and related crimes including drug trafficking, bribery and corruption, sanctions evasion, human trafficking and tax evasion.

Author: KYC360

By: KYC360

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Outgunned and undermanned, Britain's 'FBI' takes on Putin's cronies – and loses

National Crime Agency's shoestring operation struggles against deep-pocketed targets

Author: Matt Oliver

By: www.telegraph.co.uk

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How the oligarchs’ Russian money tree took root in Britain

A minute’s walk from Mayfair’s Berkeley Square lies Novikov, a restaurant that could make a fair...

Author: www.thetimes.co.uk

By: Robert Watts

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Bitcoin faces day of reckoning as oligarchs race to rescue their cash

The West fears Russian oligarchs will dodge sanctions by putting their money into digital coins

Author: www.telegraph.co.uk

By: Matt Oliver

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Libya’s rotting London mansion and the mystery of the missing Qaddafi billions

The multi-million-pound London property once owned by the Qaddafi family has not aged well since it was seized in the name of the Libyan people a decade ago.

By: The national news

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Reparations to the Caribbean could break the cycle of corruption – and China’s grip

The belt and road initiative is ensnaring vulnerable countries in debt via corrupt infrastructure....

Author: Kenneth Mohammed

By: The Guardian

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Dark next fraud, covid passes:

An investigation by Intelligent Sanctuary on mainstream BBC news.

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Barbados can be a beacon for the region – if it avoids some of its neighbours’ mistakes

The charismatic prime minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, elevated her country’s status in the world with...

Author: Kenneth Mohammed

By: The Guardian

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EU considers catch-all, asset ownership database

EU officials are studying the feasibility of building a central registry that would potentially list the names of...

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A wealth of sorrow: Why Nigeria’s abundant oil reserves are really a curse

In Nigeria, oil has been more of a curse than a blessing. Weak institutions of state and poor governance…

Author: Kenneth Mohammed

By: The Guardian

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Asset recovery: A private sector role

The principle that ‘crime shouldn’t pay’ is enshrined in various anti-financial ….

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By: RUSI

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Masters in Corruption and Governance

MA graduate Jonathan Benton talks about his experience of studying a Masters in Corruption and Governance...

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Covid-19 will affect asset recovery for decades

Multinational efforts to recover stolen assets and fight corruption have been hampered by the Covid-19...

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Bring down the big man

James Ibori went from being a low-level London thief to leveraging connections at the top of Nigeria’s...

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Azeri PEP settlement raises doubts over UK asset-targeting powers

Britain’s settlement with a couple from Azerbaijan’s ruling elite who used a...

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