21st December 2020
Illicit funds from Azerbaijan were used by a London couple to fly female models to Ibiza by private jet and pay school fees, a court has been told in a case being conducted under a veil of secrecy. The National Crime Agency alleges that the spending came from nearly £14 million of corrupt… Read More
18th December 2020
A Sydney finance broker has become the third member of an alleged criminal syndicate to be charged with attempting to defraud NAB of more than $21 million. The 64-year-old man was arrested at Blacktown police station on Tuesday morning as part of ongoing inquiries into the alleged fraud, which police… Read More
16th December 2020
By Cecilia Anesi and Giulio Rubino, OCCRP, 15 December 2020 OCCRP–Police agencies have long known that Mexican drug cartels help supply Europe’s nearly US$10 billion annual cocaine habit, but acknowledge they have little idea about the workings of these highly organized and well-financed operations. But now,… Read More
14th December 2020
A groundbreaking measure to ban anonymous shell companies in the United States cleared Congress on Friday as the Senate joined the House in passing a defense-spending bill with a veto-proof margin. The Corporate Transparency Act, which was tacked onto the defense bill, would require corporations and limited liability companies… Read More
14th December 2020
The leader of the Taliban had life insurance and built up a large property portfolio before he was killed in a US drone strike, a court in Pakistan has been told. Mullah Akhtar Mansour had used fake identities to buy at least five properties in Karachi, and is believed… Read More
8th December 2020
By Will Fitzgibbon, ICIJ, 7 December 2020 ICIJ — The jolt of energy delivered to the anti-corruption movement in Angola came from an unexpected source. In January, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and partners in 20 countries published the Luanda Leaks investigation, documenting two decades… Read More
8th December 2020
A Vienna court on Friday sentenced a flamboyant, jet-setting former Austrian finance minister to eight years in prison in the country’s biggest corruption trial since World War II. Karl-Heinz Grasser was found guilty of abuse of power and involvement in kickbacks totalling 9.6 million euros ($11.7 million) over the sale… Read More
7th December 2020
By Antonio Baquero, Dana Priest, Nina Lakhani, Paloma Dupont de Dinechin, Joaquín Gil and Álex Gutiérrez, OCCRP, 6 December 2020 OCCRP — The government of Mexico made Fidel Herrera Beltrán its consul in Barcelona, but there was considerable doubt about his true loyalties and interests during his time in Spain. Read More
3rd December 2020
A plan to ban cash payments of $10,000 or more that threatened to split the Liberal Party has been dumped, with the move now “dead, dead and dead”. In a motion moved by One Nation, the Senate on Thursday officially dumped debate on the proposal that emerged from the government’s… Read More
3rd December 2020
The B.C. government has launched a new land registry that it says will help combat money laundering and make the real estate market more transparent. Beginning Monday, any corporation, trustee or partnership that buys land in B.C. must disclose the interest holders of that land through the Land Owner Transparency… Read More