French Donor Contribution to U.S. Alt-Right before Capitol Assault Shows Need to Apply Counter-terrorism Financial Enforcement Tools

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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

In December 2020, approximately one month before the assault on the U.S. capitol, Laurent B., a French national, transferred the equivalent of € 400,000 to alt-right groups in the United States, illustrating the transnational component of U.S. domestic terrorism.[1]



[1]    Damien Leloup, The mysterious gifts of a French computer scientist to American neo-Nazis (Les mystérieux dons d’un informaticien français à des néonazis américains), Le Monde, Jan. 15, 2021.