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GFI Research Cited In High-Profile Money Laundering Case Against Rifaat al-Assad

By Helene Church GFI’s 2011 annual report titled “Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: 2000–2009” served as evidence in the prosecution of Rifaat al-Assad, brother of the former Syrian president, Hafez al-Assad, and uncle of current president...

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Syria Lost US$23.6 Billion in Illicit Financial Outflows from 2000-2009, Says Forthcoming GFI Report

New Blog Post from Report Co-author Says Illegal Capital Flight from the Middle East Nation Likely Accelerating

WASHINGTON, DC – A forthcoming report from Global Financial Integrity (GFI) finds Syria lost US$23.6 billion to corruption, crime and tax evasion from 2000-2009, writes GFI Economist Sarah Freitas in a new blog post on the website of the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development (

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