Region: Antigua and Barbuda

Amadea ownership battle could foreshadow challenges for KleptoCapture

While a former Rosneft executive fights the DOJ’s attempts to forfeit the luxury megayacht, it sits in San Diego, where it costs taxpayers an estimated $1 million per month to maintain.

09 November 2023

US greenlights auction of Russian oligarch’s $120 million superyacht by Antigua and Barbuda

The 267-foot luxury vessel, which US authorities say belongs to sanctioned Russian billionaire Andrey Guryev, has become a money pit for the island nation due to exorbitant maintenance costs.

22 May 2023

UK judgment in failed NCA judicial reviews leads to political fallout in Antigua

Antigua and Barbuda’s trade and investment minister, Asot Michael, has stepped down after a UK judgment published excerpts of phone calls purportedly showing him asking a British businessman for bribes.

22 May 2018

Diplomatic immunity in UN case poses problems for US prosecutors

The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is struggling with questions over whether diplomatic immunity applies in a bribery case involving current and former UN diplomats, according to the Wall Street Journal.

29 October 2015

US adds charges against Macao billionaire in UN bribery case

US prosecutors have added money laundering to the charges against Chinese billionaire Ng Lang Seng, who was charged on 6 October with bribing John Ashe, a former UN ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda, with US$1.

21 October 2015

UN failing to tackle bribery, former official says

The UN’s slow response to investigating a senior diplomat accused of receiving bribes is indicative of a general malaise at the organisation when it comes to tackling corruption, the former head of its anti-fraud taskforce tells GIR.

09 October 2015

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