19th February 2021
By Katie Jones, InSight Crime, 18 February 2021 InSight Crime — Authorities in Madrid have dismantled part of a sophisticated network dedicated to contract killings and transnational money laundering, highlighting the autonomous community’s role as a power base for criminal groups with clear ties to Latin America… Read More
18th February 2021
North Korea was accused of being behind the 2014 hack of an internal computer network of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., an audacious attack that exposed Hollywood secrets and destroyed company data. On Wednesday, U.S. officials said that was only the beginning. In indicting three North Korean computer programmers… Read More
17th February 2021
By Héctor Silva Ávalos and Victoria Dittmar, InSight Crime, 16 February 2021 InSight Crime — An informant working in the western department of Lempira looked at General Leandro Osorio and spoke: “I know a place where there are drugs.” It was mid-January 2014 and Osorio was chief… Read More
15th February 2021
By Antonio Baquero, Nathan Jaccard and Ivan Ruiz, OCCRP, 12 February 2021 OCCRP – In December 2015, Mauricio Macri, a civil engineer who had risen to fame as the head of the popular football club Boca Juniors and the mayor of Buenos Aires, was sworn in as… Read More
15th February 2021
If you’ve wondered how the Cuban economy has survived under one-party rule despite 59 years of a trade embargo imposed by its northern neighbor, a small yet wealthy Western European country offers a glimpse how. To stay afloat in difficult times, Cuba has relied on the same mechanism used by… Read More
12th February 2021
As one of the world’s biggest oil producers, Venezuela’s government allegedly handed out billions of dollars in energy contracts to an inner circle of politically connected young businessmen, who in turn moved the bulk of their new fortunes to Europe, with some diverting their assets to South Florida. One such… Read More
12th February 2021
By Luiz Fernando Toledo, Jonny Wrate, Allan de Abreu, Fernanda da Escóssia, José Roberto de Toledo and Thais Bilenky, OCCRP, 11 February 2021 OCCRP — What do an 81-year-old grandmother, a millionaire lawyer, and a waste treatment tycoon have in common? They have each been investigated as… Read More
12th February 2021
By Katie Jones, Insight Crime, 10 February 2021 InSight Crime – A recent string of high-profile drug plane interceptions suggests the once tranquil Mexican state of Quintana Roo is being increasingly relied upon as a drug trafficking hub. On February 5, local media reports claimed a Cessna-type… Read More
11th February 2021
By Olesya Shmagun, OCCRP, 10 February 2021 OCCRP — A 33-year-old Russian man who runs no known profitable businesses secretly owns European real estate and other assets worth at least 50 million euros, corporate records from Luxembourg show. Sergey Toni’s properties, which he holds through seven… Read More
11th February 2021
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