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Comment: Beneficial ownership information will enhance the US fight against financial crime

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 30 Sep 2022 23:25
  • 30 Sep 2022 23:25
When Spanish law enforcement seized the yacht Tango this spring, they did so under a US warrant alleging that its owner, Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, had used shell companies to hide his ownership interest in part to avoid bank oversight of US-dollar transactions related to the vessel.

At the time of the Spanish

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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