Margaret HodgeFormer chair of public accounts committee tells MPs UK corporate rules and weak regulatory framework are ‘a gift to villains’


kremlinBefore the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.

screen shot 2017 10 18 at 5.27.29 pm 0Attorney General Jeff Sessions could lift the gag order on an informant who helped investigate Russian bribery and money laundering in 2009-2014 -- a case involving uranium and national security -- according to the informant's attorney, Victoria Toensing, founding partner of the law firm diGenova & Toensing in Washington, D.C.

bc16d6d0 7093 46b6 9a42 d2fb08824941news.ap.orgI created most of this timeline more than two years ago but with the recent revelations about Russian bribery and extortion efforts within the U.S., I thought it was time for an update.

800x 1A rekindled nuclear scandal shows how Russia exports corruption to the West.

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mugabe saddestTerrence Mawawa The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, this week became the third longest serving non-royal ruler in the world replacing Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who stepped down.

azerbaijanilaundromatThe Azerbaijani Laundromat is a complex money-laundering operation and slush fund that handled $2.9 billion over a two-year period through four shell companies registered in the UK.

telechargementEuropol called Tuesday for tighter money laundering control saying in 2014 banks had reported one million suspicious transactions to authorities but only 10 percent of them were investigated.

db55bbd0 1ff5 47aa bb72 b7fb9bbdc82eIn August 1999, 5 people met at the Royal Hotel in Paris: Bulat Utemuratov, a Kazakh oligarch and the right hand of Kazakhstan’s strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev, Gregory Lutchansky,