Mintz Group LLC (“Mintz Group”), a leading global investigative firm, today announces the release of a game called Kleptocrat: How To Hide Dirty Money. This game is a fully realized world of money-laundering professionals, private bank vaults, island shell companies, and anonymized yachts, which puts you in the shoes of a corrupt politician looting public coffers. The challenge: Hide your ill-gotten gains and cover up your tracks from investigators so you can live large. “We studied notorious cases of kleptocracy — ‘rule by thieves’ — and found patterns of money laundering and offshore structuring that hold true across every region of the world. We hope our game, which is downloadable for free, alerts the public to these dirty-money patterns, and helps law enforcement, journalists and NGOs trace and recover misappropriated public assets,” says Jim Mintz, CEO of Mintz Group. “Though the stories and situations in Kleptocrat are fictional, and none of its content comes from Mintz Group’s work, the game gets you thinking like a corrupt public official, and playing in the complex world of dirty money.”
Kleptocrat: How To Hide Dirty Money is available for download for iOS on the Apple App Store. Play and see if you can hide a bribe and buy a mansion without investigators nailing you!
The Wall Street Journal profiled the game here: https://blogs.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2017/09/11/fancy-yourself-a-kleptocrat-heres-a-chance-to-try-it/ was developed in collaboration with BumbleBear Games.
Find out more: http://kleptocrat.net.
About Mintz Group:
Mintz Group is a global investigative firm that helps clients before relationships, during disputes and after frauds. We specialize in tracing assets around the world, helping creditors enforce judgments in hundreds of cases over the past 23 years. And early in business relationships, we help our clients test, rather than blindly rely on, other parties’ representations about their financial condition.
We view Kleptocrat as a follow-up to our interactive visualization, Where the Bribes Are (http://fcpamap.com). Mintz Group has offices in in New York City; Washington, DC; San Francisco; Chicago; Dallas; Miami; Toronto; Montreal; London; Hong Kong; Beijing; Nairobi; and São Paulo. To dig deeper, please visit www.mintzgroup.com.
For more information, contact John Mintz at 202-887-9100.