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Russian-Style Kleptocracy Is Infiltrating America

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  1. patience_limited Link

    If every nation had signed on to the OECD standards, the effect would have been a hammerblow to tax havens, shattering the vital infrastructure that allows kleptocratic money to flow unnoticed. In the end, the United States was alone in refusing to join the OECD agreement, finalized in 2014.

    What made the presentation so memorable were the ideas included in a draft procured by Bloomberg. The script laid bare the reasons for wealthy foreigners to funnel money through Nevada: The state is the ideal place to hide money from governments and avoid paying U.S. taxes. The draft acknowledged a truth that bankers don’t usually admit in public, which is that the United States has “little appetite” for helping foreign governments retrieve money laundered within its borders. In fact, it has grown into “the biggest tax haven in the world.”

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  2. Flargus Link
    or maybe after the collapse of the Soviet Union, western-style kleptocracy infiltrated russia? (think emoji)

    or maybe after the collapse of the Soviet Union, western-style kleptocracy infiltrated russia? (think emoji)

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