Civil Forfeiture

In federal court in California, the Department of Justice reached a $49 million settlement of civil forfeiture cases involving assets acquired by Khadem al-Qubaisi using funds allegedly misappropriated from Malaysia’s investment development fund. The recovery of funds is the largest ever under the department’s Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative. 

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US Blocks Goods From Companies Suspected of Forced Labor

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced it is holding imports of clothing, gold, diamonds and other items believed to have been produced with forced labor by companies based in Brazil, China and Malaysia as well as some gold mined in eastern Congo and diamonds from a region in Zimbabwe.

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