Plunder and Patronage in the Heart of Central Asia

Number 28531
Subject Money
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State
Year 2019
Publication Date November - December 2019
Summary “Plunder and Patronage in the Heart of Central Asia” exposes a massive outflow of dark money from Kyrgyzstan, one of the world’s poorest nations. Reporters revealed how, over the span of five years, more than $700 million were funnelled out of the country — and across the world — by a single man: a self-confessed money launderer named Aierken Saimaiti. Saimaiti was murdered during the course of the reporting. But before his death, he provided reporters with a trove of documents that enabled them to piece together where this money came from, how it was moved abroad, and where much of it ended up.
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Keywords Radio Azattyk, OCCRP, Kloop, money, laundering, Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Aierken Saimaiti, dark money
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