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  • Want to Set Up an Illicit Shell Company? It’s Easier Than You’d Think

    Want to Set Up an Illicit Shell Company? It’s Easier Than You’d Think

    By Michael Findley, Assistant Professor of Government
    Published: April 28

    Although various governments around the world have made combating shady shell companies an international priority, something has gone terribly wrong with this campaign. The sort of untraceable shell companies commonly used to give and receive bribes, launder money, evade taxes and break through sanctions are easily available online for a few hundred dollars.

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