Letters / / 03.08.23

L’allègement potentiel des sanctions imposées à M. Dan Gertler

   Téléchargez. Read the letter in English.     Antony Blinken Secrétaire d’État Washington, D.C. 20520 Janet Yellen Secrétaire au Trésor Washington, D.C. 20220                                                                                                                         Le 8 mars 2023 Sujet: L’allègement potentiel des sanctions imposées à M. Dan Gertler Monsieur le Secrétaire d’État, Madame la Secrétaire au Trésor, Nous soussignés, membres d’organisations de la société […]

Letters / / 03.07.23

Civil Society Groups Warn Against Sanctions Relief for Mining Tycoon Dan Gertler

The Sentry joined twenty four Congolese and international civil society organizations in an open letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, urging them not to provide sanctions relief to the international mining tycoon Dan Gertler. The organizations argue none of the grounds for providing sanctions relief have been met, and the US must resist urging from […]

Press Release / / 02.21.23

Breaking report: Bribery, Money Laundering Red Flags in Massive Oil Deal in South Sudan

New Investigative Report: Red Flags for Bribery, Money Laundering, and Sanctions-Busting in Massive South Sudan Oil-Backed Loan Deal   February 21, 2023 (Washington, DC) — A new investigative report by The Sentry—the result of a three-year investigation into a loan deal between a local company and a regional bank, with the backing of the South […]

Press Release / / 02.02.23

Experts available: Pope’s Visit to South Sudan Tomorrow

Pope Francis to Visit South Sudan Tomorrow, Meet With President Kiir Experts from The Sentry Available for Comment and Interview February 2, 2023 (Washington, DC) — Tomorrow Pope Francis will travel to South Sudan and meet with President Salva Kiir, following a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Experts at The Sentry are available for […]

Op-Ed / / 02.02.23

The Hill Op-ed: Pope’s visit to South Sudan and Congo shines light on suffering, need for international action

Note: This op-ed originally appeared in The Hill and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry. Pope’s visit to South Sudan and Congo shines light on suffering, need for international action   The visit of Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo this week presents a […]

Op-Ed / / 01.27.23

Politico Op-ed: Russia’s Bloody Sledgehammer

Note: This op-ed was originally published in Politico and was written by The Sentry’s Justyna Gudzowska, Director of Illicit Finance Policy, and Nathalia Dukhan, Senior Investigator.   Russia’s Bloody Sledgehammer Biden can do far more to counter the Wagner Group mercenaries terrorizing Ukraine. Last November, a snuff film began to circulate online depicting the gruesome murder […]

Press Release / / 12.15.22

Le géant minier canadien Ivanhoe s’est « joué du système » dans ses affaires avec la République démocratique du Congo

Nouveau rapport d’enquête The Sentry : Le géant minier canadien Ivanhoe s’est « joué du système » dans ses affaires avec la République démocratique du Congo Les informations disponibles montrent qu’Ivanhoe a bénéficié d’avantages illégaux lors d’opérations d’initiés ; dans une affaire distincte, la police canadienne recherche des preuves de corruption. Washington, DC et Kinshasa, le 15 décembre 2022 — Tout […]

Press Release / / 12.15.22

Breaking: Canadian Mining Giant Ivanhoe Gamed System in DR Congo

New Investigative Report by The Sentry: Canadian Mining Giant Ivanhoe “Gamed the System” in DR Congo Dealings Evidence shows Ivanhoe received unlawful benefits while doing insider deals; In separate case Canadian Police pursue evidence of bribery December 15, 2022 (Washington, DC and Kinshasa) – While portraying itself as a conscientious steward of the environment and best […]

Press Release / / 12.08.22

BREAKING: EU Sanctions Goetz for Illicit Gold Trade

BREAKING: EU Sanctions Belgian Businessman Alain Goetz for Illicit Gold Trade December 8, 2022 (Washington, DC) — Today, the European Union (EU) announced sanctions on Alain Goetz, the beneficial owner and former director of the African Gold Refinery in Uganda, for his involvement in the illicit exploitation and trade of gold in the Democratic Republic of the […]

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 […]

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 […]