28th August 2020
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said it had narrowed a subpoena to Deutsche Bank AG for President Donald Trump’s financial records so that it would fall in line with an earlier ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. “The Committee’s subpoena, as amended, clearly satisfies the Court’s new legal… Read More
27th August 2020
Hackers linked to North Korea have used LinkedIn as part of a major heist to steal cryptocurrency, new research has revealed. The notorious Lazarus Group, which was behind the 2014 cyber attacks on Sony, carried out an attack against a cryptocurrency organisation using a tailored job advert posted… Read More
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
24th August 2020
OCCRP – Since the devastating explosion of a store of ammonium nitrate in Beirut’s port on August 4, Lebanese citizens have taken to the streets in shock, outrage, and grief. Above all, they have demanded answers: Where did the nearly 3,000 tons of explosive chemicals come from, and who… Read More
24th August 2020
Curtiss-Wright Corp. may have violated U.S. sanctions on Russia after a blacklisted company acquired two of its longstanding customers, according to a securities filing by the manufacturer. Davidson, N.C.-based Curtiss-Wright disclosed the potential breach in a filing this week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company, which makes… 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
The Trump administration is readying new rounds of sanctions against Syria, U.S. officials said, planning to expand its blacklist by focusing on financial-support networks outside the war-torn nation in a renewed effort to coerce Damascus into peace talks. As President Bashar al-Assad has secured military and political gains in… Read More
17th August 2020
It smells of fried fish, the sun’s reflection is glittering in the water and a few sailboats lazily amble along. It’s still summer vacation in some German states, and here in Sassnitz on the Baltic Sea island of Rügen even more so. Even the mayor of the little town of… Read More