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(Dirty) Laundry List

Britain’s cracking down on dubious money, and some ex-Soviet oligarchs are starting to worry

CORRUPTION

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“As proud as we are to have an African-American police chief, no one gets a free pass.”

ON A RECENT NIGHT IN VENICE, HUNDREDS piled into the magnificent Palazzo Pisani Moretta for a masked ball, at 3,500 euros ($4,300) a head. Guests wore lavish outfits and drank champagne as acrobats and musicians pranced about. But in one corner, a couple of middle-aged Russian men—one dressed as a Venetian doge, the other as an 18th-century dandy—sounded glum.

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