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Alexandra Wrage, president of TRACE, interviews luminaries in the field of financial crime, including bribery, fraud, money-laundering, insider trading and sanctions. Each week, Alexandra and her guests will discuss who commits “white collar crime”, how it works and what is being done to stop it.

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Alexandra Wrage, president of TRACE, interviews luminaries in the field of financial crime, including bribery, fraud, money-laundering, insider trading and sanctions. Each week, Alexandra and her guests will discuss who commits “white collar crime”, how it works and what is being done to stop it.

    The Death of Sergei Magnitsky

    The Death of Sergei Magnitsky

    In recognition of the recent honor of Sir Bill Browder KCMG with the title Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for his significant contributions to human rights and anti-corruption, we are revisiting a 2017 interview with Bill. He describes the brazen fraud and violence of Putin’s Russia, the death of Sergei Magnitsky, and the passage of the Magnitsky Act.
    (This episode was originally published on 31 May 2017)

    • 29 min
    "Thing Are Worse than We Know"

    "Thing Are Worse than We Know"

    Today’s podcast is a recording of a talk given by Drew Sullivan of the OCCRP at the University of Maryland. Drew is the co-founder and editor of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (the OCCRP), a global network of journalists working collaboratively to evaluate and mine enormous amounts of data to expose corruption. The OCCRP is also a past winner of the TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting. Special thanks to the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland in the School of Public Policy and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism for letting us record the event.
    Originally posted 11 May 2022

    • 28 min
    Canada's First Bribery Acquittal

    Canada's First Bribery Acquittal

    Jessica Warwick in Norton Rose's Ottawa office joins the podcast to talk about the Arapakota decision and what it means for anti-bribery enforcement in Canada.
     
    (This episode was originally published 21 June 2023)

    • 15 min
    Serenading Despots

    Serenading Despots

    Pedro Pizano and Jeffrey Smith, with the McCain Institute and Vanguard Africa respectively, discuss the reputation laundering that musicians, actors and athletes facilitate when they agree to perform for dictators and kleptocrats. They also describe how these same artists can use their platforms for good instead and show support for the citizens living under brutal regimes.
    Originally Posted: Sep. 15, 2020

    • 24 min
    Investment Funds: Massive Transparency Loopholes

    Investment Funds: Massive Transparency Loopholes

    Josh Kirschenbaum is a visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy and formerly served as acting director of the Office of Special Measures at Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). He joins the podcast to discuss investment funds and the gaping loophole they create through which vast sums of money can move with no accountability.
    This episode was originally published on April 20, 2021.

    • 28 min
    The New Corporation: How Good Corporations are Bad for Democracy

    The New Corporation: How Good Corporations are Bad for Democracy

    Joel Bakan joins the podcast to discuss his books, and the films based on them. He outlines the fundamental conflict inherent in companies ostensibly committed to ESG principles while simultaneously driven by a legal requirement to maximize shareholder value.
    Originally posted on Jul. 14, 2021

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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377 Ratings

midwestBlue ,

aug 16 pod

thank you for having sarah chayes on. she is so knowledgeable about Afghanistan and she will tell you the truth, the way it really is and no bull. that is much appreciated from all the other bull we have to weed through.

country lover 1450 ,

A broad range of really interesting and timely topics.

This is my go to podcast for financial crime.

Ahmedbright ,

Fantastic

Timely rich great narrators

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