August 9, 2022 - Podcast published by Vox
Douglas Farah on the Vox “Today Explained” podcast discussing Viktor Bout and possible trade for Brittany Griner. Topics include Brittney Griner, Merchant of Death, prisoner exchange, Russia, and Viktor Bout.
August 3, 2022 - Podcast published by Slate
Douglas Farah discusses notorious Russian arms dealer, Viktor Bout, with Slate's Mary Harris, arguing for his release from U.S. prison in exchange for WMBA star, Brittney Griner, who is currently imprisoned in Russia. Topics include Brittney Griner, Merchant of Death, prisoner exchange, Russia, and Viktor Bout.
July 8, 2022 - Op-Ed published by Politico
Douglas Farah on Russia's request for the release of imprisoned arms dealer and enabler of worldwide atrocities, Victor Bout, in exchange for the release to the U.S. of imprisoned WMBA star, Brittney Griner,. Topics include Brittney Griner, Merchant of Death, prisoner exchange, Russia, and Viktor Bout.
Support of USG inter-agency partners in mapping corruption structures tied to transnational organized crime in the Northern Triangle as part of the Biden Administration’s Central America anti-corruption policy.
IBI field research uncovered illicit gold flows from the Maduro regime and other criminal actors from northern South America to the Arabian Peninsula, leading to USG enforcement action shutting down a fictitious gold export business moving tons of gold per year.
IBI identified Banco Corporativo and associated entities in Nicaragua as a primary money laundering hub for the Ortega and the Maduro regimes and mapped its transnational operations. The investigation was crucial to the Treasury Department and the State Department initiating investigations that led to formally sanctioning the bank and the bank closing.