NEW: Today we’re publishing a new investigative package on the #TroikaLaundromat, the vast financial scheme we revealed in March that allowed Russian elites, including oligarchs, politicians, and criminals, to channel billions of dollars out of the country. From the company that set up the Laundromat’s infrastructure to the bank that hosted its accounts, we bring you new revelations on the billion-dollar system.
#Brazil’s former president Michel Temer surrendered himself to the country’s federal police for the second time on Thursday, after he was arrested and let go in March over his involvement in a massive corruption scandal that implicated top politicians across #LatinAmerica.
NEW INVESTIGATION: Rinat Akhmetov is already #Ukraine’s richest man. He’s also the biggest beneficiary of the country’s so-called “green tariffs” — gov’t subsidies for wind & solar energy projects that are putting growing pressure on the state energy provider. Ordinary citizens may end up paying the price.
NEW: A little-known South African investment firm with a link to the influential Gupta family of business tycoons used insider information to fleece one of the country’s state-owned pension funds.
A newly-published discussion paper on corruption in Papua New Guinea’s public sector found that low-level officials are often poorly informed about laws and regulations and are under intense pressure to grant favors to businesses, politicians and clan affiliates, contributing to existing patterns of corrupt behavior in the country.
Washington added more sanctions last week on Venezuela and two of its key allies, Nicaragua and Cuba, as the Trump administration ramps up its efforts to push Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro out of office.
Kyrgyz authorities removed on Friday the head of the institution charged with issuing passports, a day after reporters published an investigation into a fraudulent tender procedure that saw a Lithuanian company winning the bid although not meeting tender requirements.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Montana, a nonprofit legal organization, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against members of the bail bonds industry, including bail bondsmen, bounty hunters and insurance companies, who it says amount to organized crime actors.
NEW INVESTIGATION: For the first time, OCCRP has traced the mechanism that appears to have allowed two Ukrainian oligarchs to funnel such vast wealth out of Ukraine: The money was moved through a PrivatBank subsidiary in Cyprus.
Kyrgyzstan’s security services are investigating government officials for accepting bribes from a Lithuanian company that won a tender to supply biometric passport booklets.
Reporters for Kloop and OCCRP found what was wrong with the tender procedure.
NEW INVESTIGATION: Evidence from a tropical Brazilian getaway show that Liviu Dragnea, one of Romania’s leading politicians, has not been truthful about his relationship with the former head of a company that received millions of euros in EU construction money.
What brought them together remains a mystery, but the photos reveal a friendly relationship between powerful representatives of two different universes — mainstream Serbian politics and northern Kosovo’s criminal underworld.
NEW INVESTIGATION: Reporters from OCCRP member center, Slidstvo.info, have unearthed phone records that raise questions about the investigation into the murder of Ukrainian activist Kateryna Gandzuik.
NEW ON #TROIKALAUNDROMAT: Celebrities and royals have long flocked to the palm-fringed Spanish village of S’Agaro, up the coast from Barcelona. Now it attracts Russian statesmen – and their money.
Over seven years, the #TroikaLaundromat companies channeled at least $137 million into yachting-related expenditures and businesses linked to Russian business tycoon Valentin Zavadnikov.
NEW INVESTIGATION: In a package of stories called "The Great Gambia Heist," OCCRP exposes for the first time how former Gambia President Yahya Jammeh and his associates plundered nearly $1 billion of the country’s public funds and timber resources.
A shell company seen as a tool for bribing Ukraine’s runaway president Viktor Yanukovych appears to have made payments to a firm that transferred money to Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, reporters of a Swedish broadcaster found after digging through leaked bank data.
A multi-million dollar scheme to bribe top African officials in order to boost a Chinese energy company has landed Patrick Ho, a former Hong Kong government official who US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman on Monday called “brazen,” to three years in jail.
A Palestinian journalist who had been sentenced to six months in prison in 2017 over an investigative report she authored about corruption in Gaza was acquitted on all charges in an appeal decision on Monday.
NEW: Current and former members of parliament, tax officials, honorary diplomats, and other Armenian officials have purchased expensive properties in Dubai, raising questions about how they could afford them.
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