Politically Exposed Person (PEP)

A person of high public office who may be able to influence the misappropriation of public funds whilst in office, or the awarding of public contracts. Include members of government, ruling classes such as
Presidents, Royalty, Ministers of the Government and military and judiciary. The families of PEPs, and their close business associates, are also included due to the close affinity and trust that they may enjoy in their relationship, and which may lead to the PEP using these relationships as ‘front’ or ‘informal’ nominees.

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