Phạm Nhật Vũ (a business man and younger brother of Phạm Nhật Vượng billionaire) at 1:36,
and Phạm Phú Quốc (a former member of National Assembly) at 8:44.
The Cyprus Papers | Al Jazeera Investigations
Al Jazeera English – 23-8-2020
A satirical look at the dubious characters and state officials who buy nationality as if it’s a luxury car. Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit obtained a leak of documents that we’re calling The Cyprus Papers.
If you can afford $2.5 million to purchase a passport to Europe, then you’re probably already on someone’s rich list with at least a Porsche in the garage. The leak reveals 2,500 people who paid to become new citizens of Cyprus with the added perk of be able to live and work anywhere from Milan to Monte Carlo.
So who’s on the list? Among the names in The Cyprus Papers are convicted criminals, men on the run and political figures regarded as a high-risk for dirty money.
TTCT – Đọc Tư Mã Thiên, thấy suốt đời Mạnh Thường Quân chưa từng làm việc thiện nguyện, chưa từng bỏ tiền ra bồi dục nhân tài.
Mạnh Thường Quân (Nguồn hình: kknews.cc/history)
Cuối phần viết về nhân vật Mạnh Thường Quân, Tư Mã Thiên nói: (tạm dịch) “Tôi thường qua đất Tiết, thấy phong tục thôn xóm phần đông con em theo thói hung bạo, khác hẳn đất Trâu đất Lỗ. Hỏi thì nghe nói rằng: ‘Mạnh Thường Quân kéo bọn hiệp khách, bọn gian manh khắp thiên hạ về ở đây hơn sáu vạn nhà, nên nó vậy’. Thế gian truyền tụng Mạnh Thường Quân hiếu khách, thiệt là không ngoa” (Sử Ký, quyển 75, Mạnh Thường Quân liệt truyện).
[TĐH: The title “US Dark Money Politics” is my addition]
(CNN)A new group led by a prominent conservative lawyer has received $1.6 billion from one donor — the largest single contribution to a politically focused nonprofit that’s ever been made public, and a fortune that could be used to fuel right-wing interests.
The nonprofit, Marble Freedom Trust, received the contribution in the form of stock and then funneled more than $200 million to other conservative organizations last year, a tax form CNN obtained from the IRS shows.
Marble Freedom is led by Leonard Leo, the co-chairman of the conservative Federalist Society, who advised former President Donald Trump on his Supreme Court picks and runs a sprawling network of other right-wing nonprofits that don’t disclose their donors, which are often referred to as dark money groups.