March 09, 2021


Ivanka Trump and Don Jr. 'knew they were lying' when hawking condos for Trump's SoHo building, dramatically increasing figures to lure in more buyers, new book claims

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Ivanka Trump and Donald Jr. knew they were lying when they were trying to sell off condos at their family's SoHo building back in the late 2000s, dramatically increasing sale figures in a bid to lure in more buyers, a new book claims.

BTA Bank AO : announces launch of criminal case against Ilyas Khrapunov

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The Prosecutor's Office in Geneva is conducting a criminal case against Ilyas Khrapunov, son-in-law of BTA Bank's former owner. Khrapunov is suspected of laundering money stolen from BTA Bank. 

Belgium’s second Kazakhgate unfolds

In 2009, after auditors at PwC identified a massive hole – more than $10 billion – in the BTA’s balance sheets, many of its bank leaders fled from Kazakhstan, settling in EU counties.

Belgium again finds itself amidst a scandal that threatens to become “Kazakhgate-II”. 

COUNTRY of coups and dashed hopes

Kurmanbek Bakiyev, vandalized

Despite democratic donor countries generous support Kyrgyz elites continue to roll back towards authoritarianism and kleptocracy. Twice these processes resulted in mass riots, with Kyrgyzstan’s two presidents Akayev and Bakiyev fleeing the country.

Daughter of ENRC founder charged in connection with graft probe


The daughter of one of the founding oligarchs of ENRC, the miner that delisted from the FTSE 100 amid corruption allegations, has been charged by the Serious Fraud Office.

Report says Human Rights NGO Open Dialogue Foundation “suspected of cooperating with Russian intelligence”

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The area around the Lubyanka, the headquarters of Russia's intelligence services - the FSB - in Moscow.

The Trump Organization’s problem with possible money laundering

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From Azerbaijan to Indonesia, Kazakhstan to the Republic of Congo, allegedly corrupt foreign officials have parked their money in Trump buildings time and again.

Mukhtar Ablyazov: the net tightens on the fugitive oligarch in Russia, US, and European Parliament


The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office recently approved an indictment against Mukhtar Ablyazov, former head of Kazakhstan-based BTA Bank, who is accused of embezzling 58 billion rubles ($1,8 billion at the average annual rate of 2009), Alexandr Kurennoy, a spokesman for the Prosecutor General’s Office, has confirmed.

Open Dialogue Foundation activities harmful to EU interests: Deputy FM

Szymon Szynkowski aka Sęk

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sęk commented on the investigation concerning the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) and the Silk Road company, suspected of money laundering.

#OpenDialogFoundation implicated in money-laundering claims

Lyudmyla Kozlovska

The fake human rights NGO Open Dialog Foundation (ODF), closely associated with Kazakh fugitive Oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, has, in recent years, attracted much speculation over its financial affairs, and in particular questions as to the true nature of the relationship with Ablyazov himself, writes Gary Cartwright.

Fugitive kleptocrat supports protest in Kazakhstan

Fugitive kleptocrat supports protest in Kazakhstan

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Jailed Kazakh Activist's Parole Request Rejected

Jailed Kazakh Activist's Parole Request Rejected

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Kazakh Activist Goes On Trial For Ties With Banned Opposition Group

Kazakh Activist Goes On Trial For Ties With Banned Opposition Group

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