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The Sentry to present S Sudan corruption report

Author : | Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The US-based watchdog, The Sentry, says it will be presenting the findings of a groundbreaking investigation into activities of corruption by South Sudanese senior officials and their international facilitators.

‘The Sentry’ is a collaboration between the Enough Project and Not On Our Watch, with their implementing partner, the Center for Advanced Defense Studies.

In a statement, it says it will release a report that summarizes results of nearly two years of dishonest transactions between senior officials in the South Sudanese government with international enablers.

These include bankers, arms dealers and businessmen.

On its official website, the Sentry says the investigation was carried out by former employees of the US Foreign Bureau of Investigation, Treasury Department, intelligence communities, and US Congress, among others.

It says researchers went through thousands of pages of legal records, corporate filings, financial statements, transaction and shipping documents, and other official correspondence.

The Sentry says they tracked suspects’ online social media footprints; and utilized satellite imagery to gather and analyze data about their assets and movements.

It says investigators traveled to multiple locations including Melbourne, Adelaide, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Juba, Cairo, and Nairobi, to gather evidence and interview hundreds of experts and eyewitnesses.

‘The Sentry’ is co-founded by John Prendergast, movie stars; George Clooney and Don Cheadle, report author J.R. Mailey and key Sentry investigators.

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