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Dictators’ funds in Switzerland – the biggest scandals

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On the picture:  Dispossessed farmers dance in front of the Marcos Monument after suffering for years under dictator Ferdinand Marcos. He and his wife Imelda were overthrown by the "People Power" revolution in 1986. Peter Charlesworth/LightRocket

For a long time Switzerland was considered a safe haven for the ill-gotten gains of many dictators, not least because of its banking secrecy. In recent years it has been a leader in fighting dirty money, although the past has not gone away. We look at 15 of the most infamous cases involving illicit funds in Switzerland.

London centre for Russian-enabling’ Campaigner demands UK follow EU ban on Putin puppets

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THE UK should ban Vladimir Putin's network of advisors, just like the EU is doing, an anti-corruption campaigner says.

Fiji grants US a warrant to seize Russian billionaire’s megayacht

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The case highlights the legal difficulties Western governments may face as they attempt to seize assets tied to Russian tycoons who enabled the Ukraine invasion

Can Kazakhstan Shed Its Kleptocratic Past?

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Fighting Graft in Almaty Will Also Test Western Anticorruption Commitments

Yacht justice: A new front in the war drags Russia’s oligarchs into the spotlight

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From the hillsides above Barcelona, the superyacht looked like a building. The titanic vessel, christened Dilbar in 2016was often docked at Port Vell, dwarfing the Barcelona aquarium next door and stretching nearly the length of two football fields.

How Western firms quietly enabled Russian oligarchs

Outside the building housing the offices of Concord Management, an advisory firm, in Tarrytown, N.Y., March 9, 2022. For years, a group of wealthy Russians have used Concord Management LLC to secretly invest money in large U.S. hedge funds and private equity firms, according to people familiar with the matter. [Karsten Moran/The New York Times]

Behind a set of imposing metal doors in an easy-to-miss office building in a New York City suburb, a small team manages billions of dollars for a Russian oligarch.

Kazakhstan’s green economy: Greenbacks for the Nazarbayevs?

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Companies close to the former president enjoy a monopoly on lucrative recycling fees.

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.

Russians Flock to EU Court in Long-Shot Bids to Topple Sanctions

Russians Flock to EU Court in Long-Shot Bids to Topple Sanctions

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Dictators’ funds in Switzerland – the biggest scandals

Dictators’ funds in Switzerland – the biggest scandals

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The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

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