NEWSWATCH: “Putin associates had $2 billion in offshore accounts, report says” – Washington Post

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An international collection of journalists published a report Sunday on the financial activities of a dozen current and former world leaders that said associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin have moved as much as $2 billion through offshore accounts. …  based on a data leak of 11.5 million records for 214,488 entities connected to people in more than 200 countries or territories. The leak includes emails, financial spreadsheets, passport information and corporate records. It spans nearly 40 years, from 1977 through the end of 2015. * * * The Kremlin did not answer questions posed by the consortium, but on March 28 … publicly accused the group of preparing a misleading ‘information attack’ ….

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