1st June 2020
OCCRP—A British Virgin Islands-based firm allegedly paid more than US$390,000 in bribes to land a natural gas processing plant construction contract in 2009, Nigeria’s attorney general said in a statement obtained by OCCRP and its Nigerian member center, the Premium Times. In 2012, Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID), an… Read More
26th May 2020
The 20 private military contractors (PMCs) who were evacuated from war-torn Libya aboard two Malta-leased RHIBs and to Valletta, were aviation experts getting ready to operate assault helicopters, MaltaToday has learnt. A full list of names in this newspaper’s possession clearly shows the men who arrived at the Valletta seaport on the Manta-1 rigid… Read More
24th April 2020
When Jason Guo and his wife arrived at the Victorian manor house in the bucolic hilltop town in the Cotswolds, the only controversy he prompted was over planning permission. That changed on Wednesday morning when Mr Guo’s boutique hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, was raided by police as part of… Read More
16th April 2020
Switzerland’s tax authorities on Wednesday issued public notices for Indian businessman Ratul Puri, his father and two offshore firms linked to them after India sought details of their Swiss bank accounts for allegedly having illicit funds. In separate notices published in the Swiss government’s federal gazette, Ratul Puri and his… Read More
7th April 2020
AP — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and… Read More
24th February 2020
In 2017, Cheng Ting Kong was riding high. He co-owned a multi-million dollar business bringing high-roller gamblers from China into casinos around the country and he was busy building a $75 million dollar stake in Australia’s horse racing industry. But behind the scenes, Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency was watching… Read More
29th January 2020
Deutsche Bank’s Switzerland-based wealth management division paid $1.1 million to secure lucrative business arrangements with a senior member of the Saudi royal family, the Financial Times reported Sunday, citing the findings of an internal probe conducted by the bank. The funds, which were offered in tandem with an internship… Read More
27th January 2020
Her website once described her as a “poet, mezzo-soprano, designer and exotic Uzbekistan beauty”. Or, as more critical voices have put it, a “robber baron” who purloined hundreds of millions of pounds in bribes. Now another facet of Gulnara Karimova has come to light: former neighbour of Sir Bruce Forsyth. Read More
20th January 2020
Pausing at the entrance to a star-studded bash at the Cannes Film Festival, ’90s icon Sharon Stone flashed her one-of-a-kind cuff bracelet. It was a wraparound hippo with rubies for eyes, sapphire nostrils and white diamond teeth. Its body was covered in brown, gray and white diamonds. The dazzling ornament… Read More
14th January 2020
By Anuška Delić, Mašenjka Bačić (Oštro.si) and Dmitry Velikovsky, OCCRP, 13 January 2020 OCCRP—Family members and close associates of Mihajlo Perenčević, a wealthy Croatian businessman with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, received millions of dollars from Russia under the guise of fictitious real estate purchases. The funds were… Read More