Press Release / / 12.07.22

New Report: Surveillance State with Vast Business Empire in South Sudan

New Investigative Report: South Sudan’s National Security Service Operates Ruthless Surveillance State to Protect Vast, Expanding Business Empire   December 7, 2022 (Washington, DC) — A new investigative report by The Sentry exposes how South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS), a highly militarized agency operating under the supervision of President Salva Kiir, has cemented control […]

News / / 12.05.22

The Sentry In The News

Browse the latest news stories from around the world featuring the The Sentry and our work countering financial crime and preventing crimes against humanity.

Events and Multimedia / / 12.05.22

Events and Multimedia

Browse the latest events, webinars, podcasts, and more from around the world featuring The Sentry’s staff and our work countering financial crime and preventing crimes against humanity.

Op-Ed / / 12.01.22

Bloomberg Law Op-ed: Lawyers Should Be Key Reporters in Anti-Money Laundering Efforts

Note: This op-ed was originally published in Bloomberg Law and was written by Justyna Gudzowska, Director of Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry, and Jonathan Winer, a former deputy US assistant secretary of state for international law enforcement.   Lawyers Should Be Key Reporters in Anti-Money Laundering Efforts As attorneys who have spent substantial portions of our […]

Press Release / / 11.17.22

The Sentry Partners With Castellum.AI to Expand Compliance Screening and Impact

The Sentry Announces Tech Partnership With Castellum.AI to Help Companies Screen Customers for Corruption Links   November 17, 2022 (Washington DC) – Today, The Sentry announced a partnership with Castellum.AI to improve the ability of businesses and organizations to screen their customers for ties to corruption. As the world’s only freemium compliance screening platform, Castellum.AI […]

Press Release / / 11.14.22

G20 Urged to Tackle Global Corruption

G20 Urged to Adopt Tools of Financial Pressure to Combat Grand Corruption and Kleptocracy Experts From The Sentry Are Available for Analysis and Comment November 14, 2022 (Bali / Washington, DC) — As the 2022 G20 summit begins tomorrow with the theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger,” The Sentry urges the G20 member states to work together to […]

Op-Ed / / 11.13.22

The Diplomat Op-ed: It’s Time to Take the Gloves Off on Myanmar

Note: This op-ed was orginally published in The Diplomat and written by  Justyna Gudzowska, The Sentry’s Director of Illicit Finance Policy, and Yadanar Maung, spokesperson for Justice For Myanmar.   It’s Time to Take the Gloves Off on Myanmar As the military junta’s atrocities increase, it is high time for the U.S. and like-minded partners to […]

Press Release / / 10.21.22

FATF Plenary Results in Black Listing for Myanmar, Grey Listing for DR Congo; Expert Commentary Available

Myanmar Placed on Black List, DR Congo Grey Listed, as Financial Action Task Force Concludes Plenary Illicit Finance Experts at The Sentry Offer Comment and Analysis October 21, 2022 (Washington DC) – The first Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary under Singaporean Presidency concluded today with several countries identified as having weak frameworks to combat money laundering […]

Op-Ed / / 10.19.22

Smerconish.com Op-ed: Money Laundering is Threatening our Communities. Data for Law Enforcement Can Help.

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Smerconish.com and was written by Debra LaPrevotte, Senior Investigator at The Sentry.    Every day, agents, police, and prosecutors across America are fighting to protect our communities, safeguard U.S. national security and financial markets, and stem the flow of dirty money into the United States. Even so, current safeguards against […]

Press Release / / 10.05.22

Billion Dollar Scam in South Sudan Uncovered in New Report

New Report Details Billion Dollar Scam in Massive Bank Credit Program Economic Future of South Sudan “Highjacked, Mortgaged, Then Stolen” Banks in Qatar and Kenya, Qatar National Bank and CfC Stanbic, Provided Letters of Credit in Exchange for Projected Oil Revenues Funds for Critical Fuel, Food, Medicine Vanished, Leaving People to Die   October 5, […]

Press Release / / 09.21.22

Report: The Enablers Fueling Global Corruption and Building Violent Kleptocracies

Resource for reporting on international corruption: Report Details How Bankers, Lawyers, and Accountants Enable Global Corrupt Networks Report Includes 16 Case Studies of Enablers and Methodologies Enablers of Violent, Rights-Abusing Kleptocracies Include Banks, Financial Institutions, International Professionals, and Inner Circles Governments and Private Sector Urged to Focus Attention on Enablers September 21, 2022 (Washington, DC) […]

Press Release / / 08.08.22

RD Congo : La visite d’Antony Blinken met à l’épreuve le soutien des États-Unis à la démocratie et aux droits fondamentaux

RD Congo : La visite d’Antony Blinken met à l’épreuve le soutien des États-Unis à la démocratie et aux droits fondamentaux Il est crucial de mettre l’accent sur les élections, la répression, la corruption et la violence endémique dans l’est du pays (Washington, DC, le 8 août 2022) – Le Secrétaire d’État américain Antony Blinken […]

Press Release / / 08.08.22

DR Congo: Blinken visit tests US support for democracy, rights

DR Congo: Blinken Visit Tests US Support for Democracy, Rights Focus on Elections, Repression, Corruption, Rampant Violence in East (Washington, DC, August 8, 2022) – United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken should publicly promote free and fair elections, respect for human rights, and anti-corruption efforts during his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo on August […]

Op-Ed / / 07.29.22

Project Syndicate Op-ed: Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine

This op-ed originally appeared on Project Syndicate and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of  The Sentry. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been pillaged by foreign governments and corporations for more than 500 years, and this sordid pattern continues to this day. Given this history, is it any wonder that the country suffers from massive corruption, perpetual […]

Press Release / / 07.01.22

La France ouvre une enquête pour crimes contre l’humanité impliquant le géant français des boissons, du vin et du sucre

BREAKING : La France ouvre une enquête pour crimes contre l’humanité impliquant le géant français des boissons, du vin et du sucre À la suite d’un rapport d’enquête publié par l’organisation anti-corruption The Sentry, le bureau du Parquet national antiterroriste ouvre une enquête préliminaire historique en vue d’examiner l’éventuelle implication, en qualité de complices, des […]

Press Release / / 07.01.22

Breaking: France Opens War Crimes Inquiry Focused on Iconic Food and Beverage Conglomerate

BREAKING: France Opens War Crimes Inquiry Focused on Iconic Food and Beverage Conglomerate   Following Investigative Report by The Sentry, France’s Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor’s Office Opens Historic Investigation Examining Potential Complicity of Castel Group Companies and Executives in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Central African Republic The Sentry Report Revealed Castel Group Subsidiary’s Apparent […]

Op-Ed / / 06.25.22

Nikkei Asia Op-ed: Japan needs to update sanctions laws to face future challenges

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Nikkei Asia and was written by Justyna Gudzowska, Director of Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry, and Akira Igata, project lecturer at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo.     As the leaders of the Group of Seven nations meet in the Bavarian Alps this […]

Op-Ed / / 06.23.22

Article du Wilson Center : Le passé et le présent de l’Amérique s’entrechoquent en République démocratique du Congo

Note: This article originally appeared in the Wilson Center’s Wilson Quarterly in English, and was written by Floribert Anzuluni, Senior DRC Policy Advisor to The Sentry, and Brad Brooks-Rubin, Senior Advisor to The Sentry.   Le passé et le présent de l’Amérique s’entrechoquent en République démocratique du Congo Bien que peu de gens en soient conscients, […]

Press Release / / 06.15.22

Disponible en français : « Trafic d’influence », un rapport de Congo Hold-Up

ALERTE INFO : « CONGO HOLD-UP » Le rapport d’enquête The Sentry, « Trafic d’influence », désormais disponible en français   Washington, le 15 juin 2022  – Congo Hold-up, un ensemble de rapports d’enquête produits par un consortium international de médias et d’organisations à but non lucratif, a fait sensation en novembre 2021 en révélant la plus grande fuite de données confidentielles […]

Op-Ed / / 06.13.22

Just Security Op-ed: South Sudan: The Road to a Living Hell, Paved with Peace Deals

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in Just Security and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, and US Representative James McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chairs the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. As the international community debates how much and how soon to pressure Ukraine to resume peace talks and consider […]