Uzbekistan's state crime victims want $1 billion

The U.S. Department of Justice and Uzbekistan's government are battling for $1 billion in frozen bribe payments. The country's human rights activists think it should be held in trust for people who've been victimized by one of the world's most corrupt countries.

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  • Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.

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