The Lithuanian Parliament on Thursday introduced the Magnitsky Legislation which prevents persons involved in human rights abuses, money laundering and corruption from entering the country.
A series of investigative reports by OCCRP has led to regulators in Ukraine and Latvia taking steps to rein in the use of Baltic banks to launder the proceeds of corruption.
The United States Senate voted on Thursday to pass a new bill expanding the Magnitsky Act to target corrupt officials and human rights abusers from any country in the world, on the same day as Estonia’s parliament passed a similar law.
An Estonian national who ran an internet fraud scheme that infected more than four million computers worldwide was sentenced yesterday to more than seven years in prison, the US Attorney’s Office in New York said.
The mayor of Tallinn, Estonia’s capital city, has been arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes.
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