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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.

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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United States

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Podcasts

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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.

Twitter:

@TRACE_Inc

Language:

English

Contact:

3175093431


Episodes

Murder in Malta

10/14/2020
Daphne Caruana Galizia, reporter and anti-corruption activist, was murdered near her home in Malta by a car bomb on 16 October 2017. Today, we’re reposting our conversation with her lawyer to mark the third anniversary of her death. It’s a timely reminder of the risks that investigative reporters take all over the world to provide us with insight into high-level corruption and the violence the powerful brazenly employ to shield themselves.

Duration:00:16:44

“White House Inc.: How Donald Trump Turned the Presidency Into a Business”

10/7/2020
Dan Alexander, author and senior editor at Forbes, discusses his book about Trump’s business deals with foreign entities, including one very strange deal with the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar.

Duration:00:26:42

"White Collar Criminal Law Explained"

9/30/2020
Randall Eliason talks about extortion, conspiracy, cover-up crimes and plea bargains – topics covered in his excellent new 24-lecture course available through Great Courses. He also takes us through some examples from recent headlines.

Duration:00:25:01

“Rigged: America, Russia and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference”

9/23/2020
David Shimer discusses his fascinating and timely new book, which includes a sweeping review of covert interference with elections by both Russia and the US over the last century. He discusses what we know about Russian interference in the 2016 election and what we need to know about their much greater capacity to interfere this November.

Duration:00:22:48

Serenading Despots

9/16/2020
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.

Duration:00:24:30

Uighur Forced Labor in Chinese Factories

9/9/2020
Penelope Kyritsis, Assistant Director of Research at the Worker Rights Consortium, discusses the detention of China’s Uighur Moslem minority, in internment camps. Uighurs have been compelled to work in these camps, primarily in Xinjiang. But they are now also separated from their families and relocated to factories across China, making it difficult for companies to undertake meaningful due diligence on forced labor in their Chinese supply chains.

Duration:00:17:54

Compliance in Canada

9/2/2020
Amee Sandhu, founder and CEO of Lex Integra in Toronto, discusses Canada’s history with anti-bribery efforts, some recent developments and where things stand today.

Duration:00:23:27

Laundering Looted Funds through African Real Estate

8/26/2020
Hilary Mossberg, Director of Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry, discusses the relatively new trend of African kleptocrats and war criminals laundering money through real estate in African cities, rather than some of the more traditional choices like London, Miami and New York.

Duration:00:24:31

The World’s Largest Illegal Fishing Fleet

8/19/2020
Ian Urbina joins us to talk about his latest project on the lawless seas. Ian has uncovered and documented a stunning story of criminality: illegal shipping, sanctions violations, devastated squid stocks and the 500 “ghost boats” that have washed up on Japanese shores with the crew dead or missing. Visit Outlaw Ocean for more detail and to follow Ian’s ongoing reporting.

Duration:00:22:52

Canada’s WE Charity Scandal

8/12/2020
Sandy Garossino of the National Observer discusses the Canadian government’s latest misstep with the award of a massive pandemic-related contract to an ill-equipped charity with ties to key decision-makers.

Duration:00:22:19

Rigging the Rules: Unfair Housing Practices

8/5/2020
Lisa Rice, president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, provides some historical context for discriminatory housing practices, describes how uneven progress has been and, most importantly, the extraordinary and lasting impact it has. Where we live shapes almost every aspect of our lives: education, wealth accumulation – even life expectancy.

Duration:00:27:00

1MDB

7/29/2020
Bradley Hope of the Wall Street Journal describes his team’s in-depth and on-going research into Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal- and where Leonardo DiCaprio fits in.

Duration:00:30:05

The Outlaw Ocean

7/22/2020
New York Times reporter Ian Urbina discusses his excellent but grim series about crime and impunity on the high seas.

Duration:00:28:17

Primer on Money Laundering

7/22/2020
A 22-year veteran of Treasury and consultant to the Dept. of Justice, John Madinger sheds light on some of the money laundering schemes he has uncovered and why the Breaking Bad car wash scheme probably wouldn’t have worked.

Duration:00:35:23

Imprisoned in China

7/8/2020
Peter Humphrey and his wife were well-respected compliance professionals active in China when they were arrested, tried and imprisoned for two years.

Duration:00:58:53

How Criminals Justify Their Conduct

7/1/2020
Shaul Shalvi, a professor of behavioral ethics, describes how people convince themselves that their misconduct is OK.

Duration:00:17:46

Slave auctions in Libya in 2017

6/24/2020
Nima Elbagir and Raja Razek of CNN go undercover in Libya to expose a hellish, thriving slave trade. Their CNN story

Duration:00:33:04

Inspectors General at Risk

6/17/2020
Danielle Brian, Executive Director of the Project on Government Oversight—POGO—provides a brief and lively description of the history of US Inspectors General (IGs), their importance in ensuring government accountability and the recent worrying spate of terminations.

Duration:00:16:38

An International ATM Skimming Scheme

6/10/2020
Paul Radu, co-founder and executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), describes his team’s work in uncovering an international team of cash machine skimmers that ultimately skimmed hundreds of millions of dollars, largely from tourist hot spots.

Duration:00:23:12

The Travel Act and Other Angles from the Control Components Inc. Case

6/3/2020
TRACE’s Director of Compliance Resources, Illya Antonenko, looks back at the CCI case from 2009. Although a relatively small FCPA resolution financially, there are a number of interesting issues, including a corrupt corporate culture and reaching commercial bribery via the Travel Act.

Duration:00:15:38