Casey Michel ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Investigative Reporter, @ThinkProgress | Advisory Council @KleptocracyIntv, Former @HarrimanInst, @PeaceCorps Kazakhstan | cmichel.tp@thinkprogress.org

PDX - HOU - ex-USSR - NYC
Joined on August 29, 2009

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NEW: Why did the king of Christian film-making in the U.S. partner with a key employee of a sanctioned Russian oligarch? https://thinkprogress.org/how-russia-infiltrated-the-world-of-american-religious-right-film-making-movieguide-ted-baehr-alexey-komov/ย โ€ฆ

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Since 2011, Venezuelaโ€™s been the biggest source of foreign funds in Miami real estate:

Since 2011, Venezuelaโ€™s been the biggest source of foreign funds in Miami real estate:

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โ€œGeorge Papadopoulos retweetedโ€

โ€œGeorge Papadopoulos retweetedโ€

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Quoted @donie

#BREAK This evening Facebook suspended a group of Russian-backed Facebook pages with millions of video views, some targeting American millennials. The pages didnโ€™t disclose their Russian ties (but Facebookโ€™s rules donโ€™t say they have to). @CNN https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/15/tech/russia-facebook-viral-videos/index.htmlย โ€ฆ

โ€˜Facebook also suspended In the Now's page on Friday.โ€™

I prefer NBC/WSJ poll

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Thereโ€™s no record(?!) of how the first real passports-for-sale scheme, out of St. Kitts in the 1980s, got started:

Thereโ€™s no record(?!) of how the first real passports-for-sale scheme, out of St. Kitts in the 1980s, got started:

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Quoted @cjcmichel

It's about time Yakunin starts to feel some heat in Europe. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertonardelli/a-longtime-friend-of-vladimir-putins-has-been-invited-toย โ€ฆ

A deeply unpleasant, cynical, entitled megalomaniac. Plus, he uses an army of Western lawyers and PR firms on his retainer to harass reporters into censoring content critical of him and his ill-gotten riches (looking at you, Mishcon de Reya): https://meduza.io/en/news/2016/05/03/litigation-by-former-russian-railways-president-s-son-results-in-facebook-banning-several-journalists-and-activistsย โ€ฆ

For more on how Yakunin has been able to whitewash his role in Russia's kleptocratic system, and how Westerners keep being suckered by it:

It's equal parts bizarre and ridiculous that the EU hasn't yet sanctioned Vladimir Yakuninโ€”but that's why he's the poster-boy for reputation laundering.

It's about time Yakunin starts to feel some heat in Europe.

NRA folks can't get their story straight about whether the 2015 trip to Russia was supposed to be an official trip or not. https://www.thedailybeast.com/boyfriends-email-butina-manipulated-russian-spy-agency-for-nra-tripย โ€ฆ

NRA folks can't get their story straight about whether the 2015 trip to Russia was supposed to be an official trip or not. https://www.thedailybeast.com/boyfriends-email-butina-manipulated-russian-spy-agency-for-nra-tripย โ€ฆ

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Quoted @WSJRisk

The latest Russia sanctions bill circulating in the Senate also brought back a provision tackling money laundering in real-estate deals https://www.wsj.com/articles/real-estate-deals-targeted-again-in-renewed-russia-sanctions-bill-11550242081ย โ€ฆ

'The geographic targeting program began in January 2016 in Manhattan and Miami... The new bill seeks to take the effort nationwide, and make it permanent.'

'Only one person has been prosecuted for filing false corporate ownership details in Britain.'

Quoted @cjcmichel

'Attorney General David Eby said in January that as much as $2 billion of dirty money travelled through [British Columbia's] legal and illegal casinos and real estate market in one year.' https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-public-inquiry-money-laundering-1.5019326ย โ€ฆ

Kind of amazing how little press Vancouver's transformation into a massive Chinese money laundering haven has generated in the U.S.

'Attorney General David Eby said in January that as much as $2 billion of dirty money travelled through [British Columbia's] legal and illegal casinos and real estate market in one year.'

'Casinos in these countries are also connected to national banking systems, which are in turn connected to the regional banking hubs of Singapore and Hong Kong.'

'Senators from both political parties on Thursday praised the militaryโ€™s cyber force for helping secure last yearโ€™s midterm elections'

'Electronics giant Huawei has attempted to pressure some of Australia's biggest companies, including Telstra, over their support for a defence policy think tank that has been critical of Chinese telecommunications providers.'

โ€˜And this year is expected to be a really succesful one for Kฤkฤpล chicks: Two have hatched already, and about 50 fertile eggs are still being incubated.โ€™

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