25th January 2021
The European parliament is pushing for UK overseas territories including the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey and Jersey to be added to an EU tax havens blacklist after the conclusion of the Brexit deal. Sending a signal that tougher action on tax avoidance was required in response… Read More
21st January 2021
Prosecutors are close to a settlement with Dutch bank ABN Amro over allegations it failed to report or probe suspicious transactions by its clients for years, the FD newspaper said on Wednesday, citing sources close to the talks. ABN and prosecutors could not immediately be reached to comment on the… Read More
18th January 2021
Several small care organisations in Twente forced their vulnerable clients – often troubled youngsters or people with psychological or addiction issues – to work on marijuana plantations and even trafficked them for sex, according to a new report published on behalf of the healthcare ministry. The… Read More
13th January 2021
The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against the project, two sources said on Tuesday. “We… Read More
11th January 2021
By Delfin Mocache Massoko, Antonio Baquero, Micael Pereira, Flora Alexandrou, Linda van der Pol, Mark Anderson and Stelios Orphanides, OCCRP, 8 January 2021 OCCRP — For years, Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel was known as an outspoken critic of Equatorial Guinea’s government, despite decades of brutal repression and staggering corruption. Read More
1st January 2021
Mexico is home to the world’s most powerful drug cartels, who have terrorized the country for years. But the country is poised to try something different in tackling the gangs by legalizing at least one of their products: marijuana. Mexico is set to become the world’s largest legal cannabis market… Read More
23rd December 2020
A major figure in the organised crime world who went undetected for two decades before being exposed by his lavish lifestyle has been jailed. Thomas Maher, 40, an Irish haulier who lived in Warrington, Cheshire, was described by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as a “professional facilitator” for crime gangs… Read More
23rd December 2020
Just weeks into his tenure as UBS Group AG chief executive officer, Ralph Hamers is facing questions over whether his role in ING Groep NV’s money laundering scandal will derail his new job. UBS Chairman Axel Weber is speaking with supervisory board members about how a probe by Dutch prosecutors will… Read More
10th December 2020
A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered a criminal investigation into the role UBS Chief Executive Ralph Hamers played in ING Group’s failure to crack down on money laundering when he was head of the Dutch bank. The investigation comes only a month after Hamers became head of UBS, the world’s… Read More
9th December 2020
By Audrey Travère, Forbidden Stories, 8 December 2020 Forbidden Stories—Willem-Jan Joachems recalls May 10, 2019 perfectly. “This is where it all happened. Exactly in this spot.” For the journalist, it was the scoop of a lifetime. “The ship was laying there, while they were collecting evidence, and… Read More