UK’s economic crime plan ‘smoke and mirrors’ without new funding

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The plan places a welcome focus on the threat that the proceeds of kleptocracy and corruption pose to the UK’s national security interests,” said Maria Nizzero, a research fellow at the Rusi UK economic crime programme, who specialises in asset recovery and combating illicit finance. “However, the actions in the plan are a timid starting point. The response to transnational illicit finance needs to move beyond sanctions into long-term criminal justice responses.”