Researches about Ukraine

The United States of Anonymity

Kleptocracy Initiative

By Casey Michel
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For years, Viktor Bout, known as the “Merchant of Death,” was considered the world’s premier arms dealer, with clients ranging from those in Muammar Qaddafi’s Libya to those in Mobutu Sese Seko’s Democratic Republic of the Congo. Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko, meanwhile, landed upon Transparency International’s listing of the world’s ten most egregious kleptocrats. And Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, son of Equatorial Guinea’s dictator—a leader who has remained ensconced in power since 1979—is known not only for forfeiting tens of millions of dollars to the U.S. Department of Justice, but also …read more

Source: Kleptocracy Initiative

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