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Trans-Atlantic law officers to investigate #GusinskyFile

Trans-Atlantic law officers to investigate #GusinskyFile

| October 7, 2019

A disgraced Russian oligarch is being investigated on both sides of the Atlantic following a series of collapsed civil court cases. Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and America’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) have been sent details of a number of actions involving Vladimir Gusinsky. The NCA has a brief to counteract money laundering, […]

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Exiled oligarch #VladimirGusinsky and his ‘special’ #Kremlin deal

Exiled oligarch #VladimirGusinsky and his ‘special’ #Kremlin deal

| September 23, 2019

Many see Vladimir Gusinsky as a victim – a man forced out for his liberal beliefs and strength to stand up to Vladimir Putin and his henchmen. But others believe that is far from the truth. Some say Gusinsky is still “welcomed” in the Kremlin – indeed, he has made hundreds of millions of dollars […]

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Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

Forensic accountants investigate Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky

| September 16, 2019

Forensic accountants and lawyers are probing the finances of a disgraced Russian press baron to see if he lied on oath in court. A team of experts is sifting through the last days of Vladimir Gusinsky’s media company before he declared it bust. Working extensively in the Cayman Islands, they are probing exactly why Mr […]

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Release of Russian woman from #Kuwait prison sparks anger

Release of Russian woman from #Kuwait prison sparks anger

| June 17, 2019

A Russian woman has been released from prison in Kuwait after bail of $3.3 million was posted. Marsha Lazareva (pictured) has spent 470 days behind bars, writes Philip Braund. She was found guilty of embezzlement last year and sentenced to ten years in prison. The decision to allow Lazareva to be freed has angered people […]

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#Williamson sacking opens accusations against #Huawei

#Williamson sacking opens accusations against #Huawei

| May 3, 2019

It’s somewhat ironic that a British Cabinet Minister is sacked for leaking secrets from a government meeting called to discuss secrets. But Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson (pictured) was shown the door when his mobile phone calls’ record linked him to a journalist, writes Phil Braund. The 11 minutes’ conversation came following a top-secret meeting of […]

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#Huawei accuses cyber industry of allowing ‘unacceptable risks’

#Huawei accuses cyber industry of allowing ‘unacceptable risks’

| May 3, 2019

Telecoms giant Huawei has accused the cyber industry of not setting a high enough security bar to reduce international risks. The Chinese company says that over the past three decades it has not been responsible for any serious incidents, writes Phil Braund. And, it strongly refutes allegations by America that Huawei poses an “unacceptable risk”. […]

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Global #fur industry declares war on #animalrights groups over “fake” video showing animal brutally skinned alive

Global #fur industry declares war on #animalrights groups over “fake” video showing animal brutally skinned alive

| March 10, 2019

Fur trade, worth $30 billion a year blames video for fashion fur bans. The global fur trade is hitting back against claims that animals are skinned alive for their pelts to supply the fashion industry. A team of top lawyers and media consultants has been hired to “explode the myth” that fur is taken from animals. […]

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