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Looks like former Senators Bob Dole and Bennett Johnston are on the board of a Kyrgyz bank called AsiaUniversalBank (AUB).
During its final weeks in power, the Kurmanbek Bakiyev regime blocked websites that reported on an Italian arrest warrant for Eugene Gourevitch, a board member of AUB until last year and a close associate of President Bakiyev’s controversial son, Maksim Bakiyev. The latter’s home was reportedly torched by demonstrators during the revolution.
A correspondent familiar with Kyrgyzstan tells me that inside the country “it was well known that the chairman and supposed main owner of AUB (Mikhail Nadel), Maksim Bakiyev, and Gourevitch were all thick as thieves.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Trudy Lieberman reports on the failed promise of the Affordable Care Act, Sarah A. Topol explores Ukraine’s struggle for a national identity, Dave Madden spends a week in Hollywood’s toughest comedy club, and more
Number of insect fragments allowed by the FDA in a standard jar of peanut butter:
It emerged that, in trying to count her rings, marine geologists had accidentally killed a 507-year-old clam named Ming.
A resident of Chalk Level Township in Missouri discovered the bodies of three dogs packed inside dog-food bags.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”