FACT Joins 31 Civil Society Organizations and Experts to Send a Letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee in Support of Six Bipartisan Anticorruption Measures
By a veto-proof margin, the House of Representatives passed legislation ending anonymous companies on the eve of International Anti-Corruption Day, teeing up final Senate passage.
Transparency International has issued on a factsheet on the importance of anti-corruption measures, including beneficial ownership disclosure, in formulating a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The revelatory Luanda Leaks by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and 35 partner organizations exposed the critical role financial service providers – frequently Western – play in facilitating massive international financial scandals.
Wyden, Rubio, and Whitehouse’s “Corporate Transparency Act” — Companion to Maloney and King’s H.R.2513 — Would End Incorporation of Anonymous Companies in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bipartisan momentum to end the incorporation of anonymous companies in the United States escalated on Wednesday following the publication of an international exposé on the scandal-plagued Odebrecht’s “Bribery Division,” as Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced legislation that would require companies to disclose their true owner(s) when they incorporate and keep their ownership information up to-do-date.
On Tuesday April 2, FACT’s Executive Director joined a panel discussion hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. The panel discussed the expansion of anti-corruption enforcement in the U.S., as well as the challenges of researching oligarchs and recent developments in anti-corruption work.