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With Spate of New Bills, Congress Has Chance to Tackle Kleptocracy

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Twenty-five luxury vehicles worth over $27 million. Gilded toilets in a secret forest compound. Three lions in a private zoo. A $200,000 wedding dress for a cabinet minister’s daughter. The bounty of kleptocracy can take many, sometimes...

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GFI Joins 14 NGOs in Letter to Support Two Bills Critical to National Security

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To: The Honorable Peter A. DeFazio, Chairman Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Sam Graves, Ranking Member Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, Washington,...

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Bipartisan Bill to Combat Anonymous Companies Introduced by Eight Key Senators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2019 Bipartisan Bill to Combat Anonymous Companies Introduced by Eight Key Senators Statement by Global Financial Integrity WASHINGTON, D.C. — Introduced Thursday by a bipartisan group of eight US senators, the Improving Laundering...

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Ukrainian real estate play in Cleveland highlights need to know the beneficial owner

Editor’s note: this piece was originally published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on August 28, 2019. Earlier this year, an important legal complaint filed in the state of Delaware alleged that two Ukrainian oligarchs laundered hundreds of millions of...

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The G7 and the SDGs

How some of the world’s most advanced economies and free societies implement the SDGs Leer en Espanol By Edda Pleitez The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of measurable, attainable and time-bound objectives that were accepted...

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GFI Joins 126 Groups In Support of the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019

Joint Letter from 127 Groups Supporting Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 2513) The Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney United States House of Representatives 2308 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Peter T. King United...

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Cryptocurrency and the rise of new illicit financial flows

By Ben Iorio With the rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, the norms for currency have changed. Cryptocurrencies allow transactions to take place with a currency not regulated by any country. In essence, cryptocurrencies are currencies existing completely...

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New Anti-Money Laundering Bill Neglects Beneficial Ownership

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services has scheduled a Thursday markup on an anti-money laundering (AML) bill (HR 6068) stripped of beneficial ownership provisions necessary to address this widely-recognized and well-documented vulnerability in the U.S. AML regime.

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