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Casey Michel

Casey Michel, a journalist who covers transnational corruption, is the author of American Kleptocracy: How the U.S. Created the World’s Greatest Money Laundering Scheme in History (St. Martin’s Press, 2021). Twitter: @cjcmichel.

Articles by Casey Michel

March 22, 2024 3:01 am

Lessons from America’s Forgotten War in Russia

Why thousands of American troops were sent on a strange, snowy expedition in a coda to the First World War.
Casey Michel
June 30, 2022 5:30 am

Texas Republicans Get Deadly Serious About Secession

The Lone Star State’s GOP plays with fire.
Casey Michel
November 19, 2021 5:30 am

How Trump’s Real Estate Holdings Attract Kleptocrats

Thousands of sales in his properties—worth hundreds of millions of dollars—fit standard profiles for money laundering.
Casey Michel
October 20, 2021 8:00 am

Franklin Graham’s Hangouts with Sanctioned Putin Pal

Russia continues to cultivate relations with American conservative Christians.
Casey Michel
October 1, 2021 5:30 am

Why Was Mike Pence Hobnobbing with a Sanctioned Genocide Denier?

The former vice president hung out in Hungary—where else?—with a man who wants to destabilize the Balkans.
Casey Michel
September 13, 2021 5:30 am

Trump-Era Corruption Eclipses Even Teapot Dome

That legendary scandal, which originated 100 years ago, involved Americans paying off Americans. Trump’s corruption is transnational.
Casey Michel