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What Is A Kleptocrat & Who Are The Most Notorious?

Around the world, leaders who profit from their country's coffers are known as kleptocrats. Who are some of the most notorious kleptocrat?

In the days leading up to Trump's White House transition, some are already fearful that he might use his new power to make himself and his family even richer than they already are. Critics say that having Trump's children run his business while he's President could lead to them making deals with foreign governments for their own benefit.

They would technically be independent from the President, but they would be using his influence nonetheless. This scenario could be described as a "kleptocracy." What exactly is a kleptocracy and who are some of the world's worst kleptocrats?

Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

Learn More:

The Economist: King of the kleptocrats

The Guardian: Penniless in exile, Baby Doc asks Haiti to forgive him

Transparency: Global Corruption Report 2004: Political Corruption