20th August 2020
In the early 1990s, Mordechai Korf and Uriel Laber traveled to Ukraine as Jewish humanitarian volunteers as the country gained its independence and ended Soviet restrictions on religion. Korf was still a teenager just out of a rabbinical institute when he arrived in 1991. His friend Laber, whom he met… Read More
19th August 2020
Indian taxpayers appear a step closer to reaping millions of dollars their fellow citizens have stashed illicitly in secrecy jurisdictions, following a recent landmark ruling against the elderly beneficiary of an undeclared Swiss bank account. Based on her declared taxable income of less than $4,000 in 2006, the powerful… Read More
19th August 2020
OCCRP – Oleg Tinkov is a self-made Russian billionaire with a penchant for private jets and luxury homes around the globe that bear his name, just like the online bank he founded. For years, Tinkov flaunted this lavish lifestyle on social media. In February, his family flew a $58-million… Read More
18th August 2020
By Kristian Lasslett, openDemocracy, 17 August 2020 openDemocracy – With its elegant tree-lined streets and upmarket residences, Geneva’s Vandoeuvres district typifies the extreme wealth that runs through the secretive financial veins of Switzerland. The country, which the Tax Justice Network calls “the grandfather of the world’s tax havens”,… Read More
18th August 2020
Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate has told the Delhi High court that Sergio Cabral, the Brazilian politician who was jailed for corruption, had created dozens of shell companies in India and received $13.24 million in those accounts. The former Rio de Janeiro governor was arrested in November… Read More
14th August 2020
AP – German investigators are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down the former chief operating officer of bankrupt payment company Wirecard who is facing allegations of fraud and other charges. Federal police issued a wanted poster late Wednesday for Jan Marsalek, saying the 40-year-old Austrian is… Read More
13th August 2020
Indian tax authorities raided the premises of a few Chinese entities and their associates for money laundering, according to an official statement late on Tuesday, adding to New Delhi’s growing discomfort with Beijing after a border clash in June. Since the clash, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has taken steps… 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
12th August 2020
German authorities raided the home of a businessman in the state of Brandenburg on suspicion he was involved in a money-laundering scheme. The Frankfurt prosecutors office said investigators had also searched the import-export premises of a firm on Tuesday. The unnamed suspect is alleged to have been part of… Read More