United States: Corruption suspect’s apartment sale under threat as police finally move

The Australian Federal Police has asked the US government to block the sale of a multimillion-dollar New York apartment as part of a long-running and politically sensitive bribery investigation into an Australian mining company.

US court documents reveal that in February, Attorney-General Christian Porter requested American authorities to obtain judicial orders to prevent members of the wealthy Gupta family from offloading a $US3.67 million ($5.2 million) condominium apartment in Manhattan’s prestigious Upper West Side.

The US court documents provide the first glimpse since 2015 into the federal police’s long-running probe into allegations that mining company Getax bribed multiple senior politicians in Nauru, including members of the current cabinet to monopolise the country’s phosphate supply.

The original full article can be found at smh.com.au

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