Press Release / / 12.06.21

White House Announces “Hard-Hitting” Strategy on Countering Corruption

White House Announces “Hard-Hitting” Strategy on Countering Corruption

December 6, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, the Biden Administration released its “Strategy on Countering Corruption.”  The Strategy comes in advance of the Summit for Democracy being held this week in Washington, DC. Experts from The Sentry, which has been at the forefront of exposing grand corruption and its links to war and mass atrocities, are available for comment and interview.

Brad Brooks-Rubin, Senior Advisor to The Sentry, said: “We welcome the Biden Administration’s Strategy on Countering Corruption, especially in advance of and as groundwork for the Summit for Democracy. In particular, we note that the Strategy is focused on action and accountability, rather than messages and lofty intentions. Regulations focused on the real estate sector, which The Sentry has recently spotlighted as a significant threat in the U.S., targeting enablers in the legal and accounting fields, encouraging and enhancing asset recovery actions, and protecting civil society and media will be, if fully implemented, essential and hard-hitting measures that help the U.S. to act in areas where so many have just talked.”

The role of real estate in global corruption and money laundering was recently spotlighted in The Sentry’s investigative report “Embezzled Empire,” which revealed red flags for corruption, money laundering, and other financial crimes as millions of dollars linked to the former president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) traveled through a maze of business transactions and were stashed in quiet residential neighborhoods surrounding the US capital Washington, DC.

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact: Greg Hittelman, Director of Communications, +1 310 717 0606, gh@thesentry.org

About The Sentry

The Sentry is an investigative and policy team that follows the dirty money connected to African war criminals and transnational war profiteers and seeks to shut those benefiting from violence out of the international financial system. By disrupting the cost-benefit calculations of those who hijack governments for self-enrichment, we seek to counter the main drivers of conflict and create new leverage for peace, human rights, and good governance. The Sentry is composed of financial investigators, international human rights lawyers, and regional experts, as well as former law enforcement agents, intelligence officers, policymakers, investigative journalists, and banking professionals. Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is a strategic partner of the Clooney Foundation for Justice.

Learn more at www.TheSentry.org