How a Ukrainian oligarch hid money in an empty small town factory
In recent weeks, you may have heard about the so-called "Pandora Papers" — millions of leaked documents to a collaboration of hundreds of journalists in countries all over the globe which reveal how the world’s ultra-wealthy and well-connected avoid taxes, hide their wealth, and in some cases launder money. However, these politicians, oligarchs, and business people aren’t just hiding their money in off-shore accounts in typical places like the British Islands or Belize. Reporting from one of our guests has revealed that oligarchs are even hiding their money in small midwestern towns through elaborate real-estate schemes.
Writer, analyst and investigative journalist | Author of the forthcoming book “American Kleptocracy”
Executive Director of the Harvard, IL Economic Development Corporation and the Administrator of the Harvard/Woodstock Enterprise Zone.
A Ukrainian oligarch bought a Midwestern factory and let it rot. U.S. prosecutors say the decaying plant was part of a broader scheme to hide millions in stolen dollars across the American Midwest https://t.co/3un1Zm4ul1— POLITICO (@politico) October 17, 2021
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