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Raimbek Matraimov

Matraimov Placed in Pretrial Detention as Money Laundering Investigation Moves Ahead
February 22, 2021

Matraimov Placed in Pretrial Detention as Money Laundering Investigation Moves Ahead

By Catherine Putz
Matraimov, who pleaded guilty to corruption earlier this month and got off with a fine, may face new charges.

In Kyrgyzstan, Controversial Former Customs Official Matraimov Rearrested
February 19, 2021

In Kyrgyzstan, Controversial Former Customs Official Matraimov Rearrested

By Catherine Putz
A week ago, Matraimov pleaded guilty to corruption and was fined $3,000. He may soon face new charges.
Matraimov Admits Guilt in Corruption Scheme, Gets Off With Tiny Fine
February 11, 2021

Matraimov Admits Guilt in Corruption Scheme, Gets Off With Tiny Fine

By Catherine Putz
Despite investigative journalists finding his hands deep in a $700 million smuggling scheme, Matraimov will do no jail time.

Matraimov Corruption Trial to Begin February 3
January 27, 2021

Matraimov Corruption Trial to Begin February 3

By Catherine Putz
Will Japarov’s economic amnesty allow Matraimov to avoid jail time?

US Designates Raimbek Matraimov Under Global Magnitsky Act for Corruption
December 10, 2020

US Designates Raimbek Matraimov Under Global Magnitsky Act for Corruption

By Catherine Putz
Matraimov is alleged to have laundered $700 million out of Kyrgyzstan. Bishkek has let him off easy, but Washington has finally taken action.

Kyrgyzstan: Raimbek Matraimov Detained, Released
October 21, 2020

Kyrgyzstan: Raimbek Matraimov Detained, Released

By Catherine Putz
The former customs official’s arrest was a suspicious surprise, though he’s long been alleged to have engaged in massive corruption in Kyrgyzstan. 

Kyrgyzstan Working Toward New Elections Under New Rules
October 19, 2020

Kyrgyzstan Working Toward New Elections Under New Rules

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan looks likely to have a new parliament election sometime in December and a presidential poll in January. It may also have a constitutional referendum.
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