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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:
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An online facility for sharing a large data trove at the centre of an international corruption and money laundering scandal has been launched.

The contain hundreds of thousands of emails and other documents evidencing how three businessman brothers, the Guptas, have “captured” political decision-making in South Africa.

A reporter for , the Serbian partner of @OCCRP, spotted , ’s mayor Sinisa Mali last Sunday in the business class section of an flight.

Mali was apparently visiting 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.

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The seeks to continue the work of killed journalist . The latest from the @OCCRP and partners:

Before she was killed, Caruana Galizia was investigating 's citizenship for sale program. A new report shows deep connections between profits from the passports and profits from the politicians.

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So, @OCCRP just published first story in The #DaphneProject: occrp.org/en/thedaphneproject/

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The , the work of OCCRP and other media organizations, is dedicated to continuing the work of killed investigative journalist on investigations into corruption in .

Although three men have been taken into custody for 's murder, questions still remain as to who ultimately ordered her killing. Juliette Garside of the Guardian tells the story here. Read it: occrp.org/en/thedaphneproject/

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:
occrp.org/en/thedaphneproject/

of Exotic Larger Than Thought:
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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 , the former 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: occrp.org/en/28-ccwatch/cc-wat

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.

Private Companies Go Unchecked in
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Increases in private military and security companies have contributed to corruption and human rights violations in Latin America, according to new research by Inter-American Dialogue. The report indicates that for the region’s wealthy, security can be bought and these units can go unchecked.

With over 16,000 companies that employ over two million people, these security companies hire more citizens than the police

Private Companies Go Unchecked in
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Increases in private military and security companies have contributed to corruption and human rights violations in Latin America, according to new research by Inter-American Dialogue. The report indicates that for the region’s wealthy, security can be bought and these units can go unchecked.

With over 16,000 companies that employ over two million people, these security companies hire more citizens than the police

Private Companies Go Unchecked in
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Increases in private military and security companies have contributed to corruption and human rights violations in Latin America, according to new research by Inter-American Dialogue. The report indicates that for the region’s wealthy, security can be bought and these units can go unchecked.

With over 16,000 companies that employ over two million people, these security companies hire more citizens than the police

Armenian Weightlifters Used Russian Lab to Cheat on Olympic Drug Tests
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Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the Russian government has denied again and again that it ran a huge performance-enhancing doping operation for its Olympic athletes.

But according to a new investigation by hetq.am the Moscow lab at the heart of the Russian scandal helped a group of Armenian weightlifters use banned drugs to win Olympic medals in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012.

U.K. Recovers Millions Lost in a Canadian Case
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UK will recover US$ 6.2 million lost in a corruption case stemming from a Canadian energy company bribing Chadian officials in both the United States and Canada, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced on Thursday.

Griffiths Energy International Inc., bribed Chadian diplomats by securing contracts through a front company, providing them with discounted shares and payments used as “consultancy fees.”

: “Gucci ” Suspected of Illegal Ivory Trade
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Zimbabwe is investigating its extravagant former first lady’s alleged ties to an ivory poaching and smuggling syndicate after a wildlife photographer discovered links to Grace Mugabe’s friends, Al Jazeera reported Saturday.

The investigation was formally launched after a 3-month undercover stint by Australian wildlife photographer Adrian Steirn, who set out to uncover the proliferating black market for ivory.

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Investigative reporter @OCCRP Tracking down organized crime and corruption across borders and bank accounts.

US: Iranian Charged with Violating , Laundering $115M occrp.org/en/daily/7814-us-ira

US authorities arrested an Iranian suspected of having funneled US$ 115 million through U.S. banks, concealing the role of his country in the transfers and this way violating US sanctions against Iran.

Prosecutors in New York have filed a six-count indictment against Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, accusing him also of bank fraud and money laundering. He was arrested at Washington Dulles Airport in Virginia.

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Wastes Billions on Backsliding
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Billions of 💶 in EU funding supposed to help align Turkey with continental-wide laws has mostly failed to improve the rule of law, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.

The money has “barely addressed a number of fundamental needs,” say the auditors, citing the independence and impartiality of the judicial system, the fight against high-level corruption and organised crime, and press freedom.