25th August 2020
By Ilya Lozovsky, OCCRP, 21 August 2020 OCCRP – Alexei Navalny, a fierce opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the country’s most prominent opposition figure, is lying in a coma in a Siberian hospital after an apparent poisoning. As the world reacts in shock to what looks like… Read More
24th August 2020
Convicted fraudsters, money launderers and political figures accused of corruption are among dozens of people from more than 70 countries who have bought so-called “golden passports” from Cyprus, according to a large cache of official documents obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. The Cyprus Papers is a leak of more… Read More
21st August 2020
A former procurement officer at a Petróleos de Venezuela SA subsidiary has pleaded guilty to an alleged role in a bribery scheme and a former Citgo manager has been indicted on money-laundering charges in the latest developments in a sprawling U.S. probe into alleged corruption at Venezuela’s state-owned energy company. Read More
19th August 2020
Germany’s federal anti-money laundering unit registered a record 114,914 suspected cases of money laundering and financing of terrorism last year, Berlin’s Tagesspiegel newspaper reported Tuesday. That amounts to a jump of almost 50% compared to the previous year. According to an advance copy of the Financial Intelligence Unit’s (FIU) 2019… Read More
18th August 2020
The online estate agency Purplebricks has been fined more than £260,000 for breaching laws on money laundering. HM Revenue & Customs said that it had been guilty of “failures in having the correct policies, controls and procedures, conducting due diligence and timing of verification”. It cannot appeal. Under 2017 money-laundering… Read More
18th August 2020
Malta’s consul to Shanghai was charged with money laundering on Sunday after police discovered a large sum of money hidden in his home. Aldo Cutajar, 55, was remanded in custody after being arraigned in court by the police’s Economic Crimes Unit along with his wife Isabel. The police told the… Read More
14th August 2020
Li Qianxin, the elder daughter of the Chinese Communist Party’s No. 3 leader, has quietly crafted a life in Hong Kong that traverses the city’s financial elite and the secretive world of Chinese politics. For years, she has mingled with senior executives of state companies through Hong Kong and mainland… Read More
13th August 2020
The corporate watchdog is warning the Federal Government’s early access to superannuation scheme is a ripe target for “serious and organised” crime gangs. The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has revealed it has already been contacted by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP), relating… Read More
13th August 2020
By Hazem Ameen and Alia Ibrahim (Daraj.com) and Tom Stocks, Riad Kobaissi, and Rana Sabbagh (OCCRP), 11 August 2020 OCCRP – Offshore companies owned by the governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon have quietly invested in overseas assets worth nearly US$100 million in recent years, even as he has… Read More
12th August 2020
A parliamentary intelligence committee recently highlighted how President Vladimir Putin’s Russia wields malign influence inside the United Kingdom – and not just through disinformation and deadly spy-craft. The committee’s report also examined how Putin’s agents and allies – and crucially, their money – have infiltrated the business, social and political… Read More