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The GIR editorial team is taking a break from regular news briefings over the next couple of weeks. We will be back on 3 January. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of some of our favourite and most-read stories. Happy holidays!
18 December 2022
When the US State Department asked the public for information on Kwek Kee Seng, a Singaporean national accused of evading sanctions to provide oil to North Korea, the Singapore Police Force responded a couple of days later with good news: they know where he is and they have his passport.
09 November 2022
Sanctioned Russian oligarch Petr Aven has been barred from accessing funds in two corporate bank accounts while a magistrates’ court considers whether the NCA still has reasonable grounds for freezing them.
19 October 2022
The bank didn’t apply for a licence to handle the blocked accounts of an unnamed person sanctioned in 2017, the agency said.
19 October 2022
The Swiss and Uzbek governments have reached an agreement to return at least $131 million that was allegedly embezzled from Uzbekistan by the daughter of the country’s former president.
16 August 2022
A US federal judge has signed off on a request to seize a $90 million aeroplane owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Andrei Skoch.
12 August 2022
Enforcement statistics obtained by GIR show that the UK’s tax and customs agency is using its civil forfeiture powers to pursue increasingly large amounts of suspicious funds.
27 July 2022
A London judge has ruled that funds held in bank accounts linked to sanctioned Russian billionaire Petr Aven can be used to pay for running costs.
19 July 2022
Former federal prosecutors believe the DOJ’s decision to trade immunity for information about a yacht’s oligarch owner is a warning shot for the yacht building industry and other sectors that serve the super-rich.
24 June 2022
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