US ‘name-and-shame’ list of Russian oligarchs binned by top Trump official – expert

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  • List of oligarchs who had made money corruptly was withdrawn
  • ‘At the last minute, somebody high up threw out the experts’ work’

A “name-and-shame” list of Russian oligarchs who made their money corruptly from their ties with Vladimir Putin was compiled by the US government agencies but then cancelled last week by a senior administration official, according to a Russia expert who was consulted on the list.

It was replaced by an all-inclusive list of rich Russians apparently copied straight from the Forbes magazine’s ranking of wealthy Russians, together with the names of some top Kremlin officials.

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