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TI: Most Defence Companies in The World Do Little to Combat Graft

By Zdravko Ljubas, OCCRP, 10 February 2021 OCCRP — Transparency International revealed on Tuesday that nearly three quarters of the world’s largest defence companies show minimum or no commitment to tackling corruption, wasting this way huge amounts of the nearly US$2 trillion of public money spent… Read More

The Italian Mafia and the Move Upstream

By James Bargent, InSight Crime, 9 February 2021 InSight Crime – Operation ‘Tiburón Galloway’ began as a local investigation by prosecutors in the Italian region of Calabria in 2001, but quickly snowballed into a multinational, multiagency investigation. Over five years, prosecutors uncovered a vast cocaine trafficking and… Read More

Serbian President’s ‘Best Man’ Linked to Businessman with Organized Crime Ties

By Dragana Pećo (OCCRP/KRIK) andVesna Radojević (KRIK), 9 February 2021 OCCRP — The shadow of Stanko Subotić has long stalked Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić. Allegations of links between the businessman with ties to organized crime and the country’s top politician have often been levelled, but never… Read More
11th February 2021
The BVI’s ranking for financial secrecy has worsened in the last two years, according to the latest Financial Secrecy Index published by the Tax Justice Network (TJN). TJN publishes the index once every two years and ranks countries based on how much financial secrecy they supply to the world. The… Read More
10th February 2021
One of Malta’s most prolific Nigerian footballing imports, Sunday Eboh, has been charged with four others in a romance fraud case. Eboh, Maltese national Alexandra Pace, Nigerian nationals Collins Eguavoen, Marvis Iyeke and Tony Ogbonna were arrested late Monday night to be charged with money laundering. Police said that an… Read More
10th February 2021
The former chief of Victoria’s gambling regulator says the watchdog’s public servants are too preoccupied with the administration of liquor licences to properly police Crown casino. Peter Cohen, who ran the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation until 2010, said the organisation had lost its focus on gaming and… Read More
7th January 2021
A new way to pay is causing existential angst among Swedish bankers who worry that the e-krona, an electronic equivalent of Sweden’s currency, could cost them their deposit base. Sweden launched a review into the e-krona’s feasibility in December after a pilot programme at the central bank, making the Nordic… Read More
17th December 2020
Norway’s largest bank, DNB, ended its relationship with Icelandic seafood company Samherji after the fishing company gave what the bank deemed inadequate explanations of payments to three offshore companies and a company owned by the son-in-law of Namibia’s former fisheries minister. Documents filed in the Windhoek High Court shed new… Read More
26th November 2020
Just when she thought the persecution was over, Maria Efimova, the whistleblower who helped expose the corrupt ties between organised crime and Malta’s political establishment, found that the nightmare was back. On Monday 17 November, Pantelis Varnava, Efimova’s husband, was put under arrest in Crete following a request from Cyprus’… Read More
26th October 2020
Westpac has flagged a $1.2 billion hit to earnings caused by write-downs across its insurance businesses, a growing remediation bill and mounting costs related to the landmark legal case over anti-money laundering law breaches. The big four bank said on Monday its life insurance business would be written down by… Read More
26th May 2020
Corporate compliance departments are finding themselves in the crosshairs of corporate cost-cutters, raising concerns about the potential for mistakes or misbehavior to go undetected. Layoffs and furloughs in compliance departments have arrived in sectors hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, according to consultants, researchers and compliance officers. Companies less affected… Read More
1st April 2020
Trade is the backbone of the global economy and all of us benefit from the trading of products and services across the continents. Global Trade Atlas (GTA) expected an increase in the real value of global trade in both 2020 and 2021 to respectively 188,70.58 and 197,94.77 USD billion. While… Read More
28th January 2020
A professional soccer whistleblower has been named as the source behind a global exposé of the siphoning of Angolan wealth by Africa’s richest woman and her family. Led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Luanda Leaks reveals how Isabel dos Santos, amassed a fortune of more than $2… Read More