News / / 01.30.21

Economist: “A tale of two billionaires Beny Steinmetz gets jail, Dan Gertler a reprieve”

In december 2017 Donald Trump’s administration imposed financial sanctions on Dan Gertler. That came as a shock to the government of Joseph Kabila, who was then the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr Gertler, who was named alongside several allegedly crooked politicians and businessmen, was one of Mr Kabila’s closest friends. He was also a middleman who had sold much of Congo’s wealth in minerals to the world since arriving there in the wake of war in 1997…

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