The New Republic – How Taxpayers Dollars May Have Bought a Kurdish Strongman’s Beverly Hills Mansions

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A U.S. Department of Justice investigation has revealed allegations of corruption involving the Barzani family, who are accused of using a network of companies to secure a monopoly on Pentagon fuel contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The Barzanis, described in the article as “kleptocrats”, allegedly collaborated with Kurdish and American firms, using shell companies to dominate fuel sales to the U.S. military and inflate prices. The investigation explores the Barzanis’ extensive wealth and raises concerns about potential investments in California’s luxury real estate market.