"One finance professional told Mossack Fonseca that he had never given permission for his name to be written on offshore company documents, let alone made public.
“It’s gob smacking, and I demand you DELETE my name from all your files,” Jean-Yves de Louvigny wrote in an email to the firm’s Luxembourg office."
“This email will, probably, be intercepted like 11,600,000 other documents. I don't care.”
Indeed, it has been.
Read the story about the beginning of the end of infamous offshore firm #MossackFonseca on the new #PanamaPapers 🌴💸 here: https://www.occrp.org/en/panamapapers/inside-the-fall-of-mossack-fonseca
New leak consists of 1.2 million documents which mostly cover the years 2016 and 2017. They offer an account of the meltdown experienced by Mossack Fonseca in the wake of the unprecedented investigation that brought its practices to light.
Investigation of these new documents has enabled journalists to tie many loose ends, to uncover even more wrongdoing, and to reveal new twists and turns in what was once a hermetically closed world of offshore dealings.
Two years after the original Panama Papers leaks, the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung has received a fresh trove of leaked documents from Mossack Fonseca, the now-defunct Panamanian law firm.
To analyze and report on the new data, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has once again organized a collaborative investigation which includes the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and its partner centers
Yesterday, Slovakia’s National Crime Agency seized a mobile phone belonging to @OCCRP 's partner, investigative reporter Pavla Holcova.
Slovak police invited Pavla for an interview for what we believed was a friendly meeting to aid the investigation into the murder of Jan Kuciak.
Instead, Pavla was interrogated for over eight hours. (...) Police made comments during the interrogation suggesting the Holcova’s professional history was “always against the system.”
#Journalist's Phone Taken by Police:
Pavla, a journalist with OCCRP, was interrogated for 8 hours. It clearly outside of the scope of Jan's murder investigation. Police made comments during the interrogation suggesting her professional history was “always against the system.”
In #Venezuela, pregnant women are going without adequate food or medical attention in the midst of a national economic emergency. The government insists on attributing the crisis to an external plot to overthrow it, while the opposition blames the administration for inefficiency and corruption.
We've teamed up with Efecto Cocuyo to investigate what is happening on the ground and how women are experiencing the healthcare system's collapse.
What happens to #journalists is the barometer by which we measure #freespeech, #humanrights, government #accountability and #democracy itself. If the #EuropeanUnion is to continue to lead the world in media freedom, it needs to do everything in its power to defend its independent reporters.
A recently adopted #EuropeanParliament resolution urging greater action is a step in the right direction. But it is not nearly enough.
Read more from our Communications Officer: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2018/05/03/europes-journalists-are-at-risk-heres-what-the-e-u-could-do-to-protect-them/?utm_term=.b82edc738a40
On this #WorldPressFreedomDay, and every day, OCCRP honors the sacrifices our colleagues make in their commitment to uncovering the truth and speaking it to authority.
Maltese taxpayers could be losing tens of millions of dollars per year in an energy deal with Azerbaijan, according to expert analysis of leaked files given to #DaphneCaruanaGalizia before her death.
The deal was signed in 2015 and deliveries began last April. Since then, through the end of March 2018, #Malta has paid SOCAR at least €131.6 million (US$ 153 million) for its gas — at nearly twice open market rates.
Read more from the #DaphneProject:
Children of the two most powerful officials in #Azerbaijan – President #IlhamAliyev and Minister of Emergencies #KamaladdinHeydarov – used dozens of offshore companies as cover for investments in luxury properties, businesses, and high-end hotels across Europe and Middle East.
Mali was apparently visiting #Rome for a long weekend and staying in a five-star luxury hotel on a popular shopping street in the heart of Rome’s historical center, reporters learned. On the basis of the tickets and the hotel stay alone, the trip cost at least 7 months of Mali’s salary, KRIK estimates.
Before she was killed, Caruana Galizia was investigating #Malta's citizenship for sale program. A new report shows deep connections between profits from the passports and profits from the politicians.
So, @OCCRP just published first story in The #DaphneProject: https://www.occrp.org/en/thedaphneproject/death-of-journalist-still-echoes-in-malta
But federation with mastodon.cloud doesn't seem to be working at this moment. Huh.
The #DaphneProject, the work of OCCRP and other media organizations, is dedicated to continuing the work of killed investigative journalist #DaphneCaruanaGalizia on investigations into corruption in #Malta.
Although three men have been taken into custody for #DaphneCaruanaGalizia's murder, questions still remain as to who ultimately ordered her killing. Juliette Garside of the Guardian tells the story here. Read it: https://www.occrp.org/en/thedaphneproject/death-of-journalist-still-echoes-in-malta
Six months ago, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb just meters from her home. The investigation into her killing is ongoing, but there is little doubt that she was murdered because of her work. With a brazen, unapologetic and uncompromising style, she denounced corruption, nepotism, clientelism, and all kinds of criminal behaviors in her tiny EU member state.
On April 17, we will start revealing what Daphne left behind. Watch this space:
#llegalTrade of Exotic #Pets Larger Than Thought:
Keeping exotic pets, such as reptiles and amphibians, has become increasingly popular over the past two decades but the trend has spawned an enormous illegal trade, the New York Times reported Monday.
NEW: Sergei #Skripal, the former #Russian military intelligence agent who was poisoned in Britain, was not the first victim of the deadly toxin. Is it still out there? OCCRP partner Novaya Gazeta reports: https://www.occrp.org/en/28-ccwatch/cc-watch-indepth/7905-novichok-has-already-killed
New evidence unearthed in Russia shows not only that an entire group of substances called Novichok did indeed exist, but that some was obtained by criminals after being produced in a government lab as late as 1994 — and has since killed at least two people.