Jun 15, 2021

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UK sanctions 22 people linked to notorious graft cases

They include; The brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta and their co-worker, the South African businessman Salim Essa, for their role in serious corruption.

In a statement released on Monday evening, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said the four were at the heart of it

The four face similar sanctions imposed by the US Treasury Department in 2019.

They are accused of taking advantage of their friendship with Jacob Zuma, the former President of South Africa to benefit financially and to influence the appointment of ministers.

Also on the list is the Sudanese businessman Ashraf Seed Ahmed Hussein Ali, widely known as Al Cardinal, for his commitment

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“This diversion of resources in consultation with South Sudanese elites has contributed to ongoing instability and conflict,” said Secretary Raab said.

In Russia, the sanctions are targeted Those who attend d he diverted $ 230 million in Russian state property through a fraudulent tax refund system uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky and described as one of the largest tax fraud cases in recent Russian history.

And in Latin America, the sanctions Imposed Target audience are unnamed individuals involved in “serious corruption” including facilitating bribes in support of a large drug trafficking organization and embezzlement that has deprived citizens of vital development resources.

“The UK will continue to use a number of resources to fight serious corruption around the world, including funding for the International Corruption Unit in the National Crime Agency,” he added.

After UK Foreign Commonwealth Office and Development, the International Corruption Department and its predecessors have stolen, withheld, confiscated or returned assets since 2006 stolen from developing countries since 2006.

These individuals can no longer channel their m through UK banks or to the UK .