April 15, 2021

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Unexplained Wealth Orders in the UK: What Will This Year Bring?

Unexplained wealth orders are now being used to tackle criminal wealth in the UK, but they are more complicated and less powerful in practice than in popular imagination.

Steinmetz Swiss trial: Jail for tycoon in Guinea mine corruption trial

The Simandou mines are thought to have some of the most valuable untapped iron ore deposits in the world

Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz has been given a five-year jail sentence by a court in Geneva, in a trial described as the mining sector's biggest-ever corruption case.

Court sentences the former head of BTA Bank Ablyazov in absentia to 15 years in prison

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 The court sentenced the former chairman of the board of directors of BTA Bank JSC Mukhtar Ablyazov in absentia to 15 years in prison, confirmed on Monday the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation. The civil claim of BTA Bank for more than 173 billion rubles is also satisfied.

Ukraine is bargaining with the EU for Mukhtar Ablyazov

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 Ukraine has shown some success in common European space and it ready to integrate further. This process is not flawless.

Kazakhstan’s Richest Sell Almaty Airport

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TAV, a Turkish holding, completed the purchase of Almaty International Airport, Kazakhstan’s most active airport.

Is the U.K. Finally Getting Serious About Cracking Down on Dirty Money?

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The United Kingdom has long been infamous as a money-laundering haven, with hundreds of billions of dollars in dirty money passing through its financial system just in recent years.

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev family’s luxury UK assets come to light

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 The ex-president's daughter and grandson hold $103 million in real estate assets in London.

U.K. Takes Fight To Kazakhstan’s Wealthy Elite Over Unexplained ‘Billionaires’ Row’ Mansion

Nurali Aliyev speaks at the Snow Leopard Foundation Gala 2019 at Astana Arena on July 04 2019

A mansion owned by Nurali Aliyev, the grandson of Kazakhstan’s former President Nursultan Nazarbayev has been “frozen” by the U.K.’s High Court after the second use of a so-called ‘McMafia’ Wealth Order.

Nurali Aliyev: the man being groomed for power

Nurali Aliyev is the grandson of dictator Nursultan Nazarbayev

Nurali Aliyev, 35, was born into a family that has ruled Kazakhstan, an oil-rich former Soviet republic in Central Asia, with an iron fist for three decades. 

Plush London homes 'were bought with McMafia cash'

Rakhat Aliyev was accused of killling two bankers

Millions of pounds extorted by a former Kazakh police chief via “old school post-Soviet raids involving murder” were used to buy three London homes, a court was told yesterday.

'Assets don't fit new strategy': BP withdraws from talks on three Caspian blocks in Kazakhstan

'Assets don't fit new strategy': BP withdraws from talks on three Caspian blocks in Kazakhstan

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Kazakh minister sees no upside for Western-led giant oil developments this year

Kazakh minister sees no upside for Western-led giant oil developments this year

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Fugitive kleptocrat supports protest in Kazakhstan

Fugitive kleptocrat supports protest in Kazakhstan

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