In the first use of a new tool to fight corrupt activities globally the UK government has imposed sanctions on 22 people accused of serious corruption in Russia, South Africa and four other nations.
The UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab says he wants to told the corrupt accountable anywhere on the planet and to stop them from “using the UK as a haven for dirty money”.
“You cannot come here. You cannot hide your money here,” he told parliament.
The targeted include;
- 14 individuals allegedly involved in a major tax fraud uncovered by the Russian lawyer and whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.
- Three brothers linked to a corruption case in South Africa.
- A Sudanese businessman who is known as “Al Cardinal”.