5th June 2020
A bipartisan group of senators is planning to introduce legislation that would expand U.S. sanctions against Gazprom PJSC’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany by taking aim at insurance companies that work with Russian vessels on completion of the project. Senator Ted Cruz, one of the… Read More
27th May 2020
Authorities recently arrested an alleged member of the prolific hacking group known as Fin7, whose victims include Chipotle and other fast food restaurants, casinos, and credit unions, according to newly unsealed court records. The news signals a notch against one of the world’s most sophisticated and successful financially motivated hacking… Read More
20th May 2020
One of Ukraine’s wealthiest oligarchs, whose name emerged in the center of the Trump impeachment saga, is under investigation by a US federal grand jury for allegedly laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in US real estate, BuzzFeed News has learned. Billionaire Igor Kolomoisky is accused by Ukraine regulators of… Read More
19th May 2020
By Mattias Carlsson, Holger Roonemaa, Oliver Kund and Hannes Munzinger, OCCRP, 18 May 2020 OCCRP — Rita is almost 13,000 euros in debt and was convicted of shoplifting a bottle of gin. Ricardo is unemployed and has been arrested several times for drug possession and driving without a license. His mother,… Read More
19th May 2020
They are as common as muck in Ukraine. And often as dirty. Foreign shell firms – ‘offshores’ in the jargon – litter the country’s politics and economy. They are used to conceal ownership, avoid tax, make illicit payments and launder dirty money. Their abuse, say anti-corruption campaigners, help keep Ukraine… Read More
8th May 2020
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has searched the apartment of former State Tax Service Chief Serhiy Verlanov. The agency suspects the tax service’s former top management – including him – of tax evasion and money laundering. On May 7, the SBU searched through his documents, flash drives, phones and gadgets,… Read More
5th May 2020
Banks face longer transaction processing times and possible sanction violations as the coronavirus crisis puts pressure on their compliance control functions, experts warn. Customers’ rapidly changing supply chains are a growing concerns for banks. As lockdown measures are causing logistical challenges, businesses must increasingly change third-party providers at short notice,… Read More
1st May 2020
Fragile hopes of ending the six-year conflict in Ukraine that might pave the way to an easing of European sanctions on Russia have evaporated as Moscow and Kyiv find themselves in renewed deadlock. Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France made virtually no progress on a video-conference Thursday as… Read More
27th April 2020
A major corruption case against the brother of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Chief of Staff Andriy Yermak may face closure or sabotage, according to the whistleblower who initially revealed the alleged graft. Chief Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Nazar Kholodnytsky’s office has transferred the corruption case against Yermak’s brother Denys from the National… Read More
6th April 2020
State-controlled PrivatBank has filed a new lawsuit in Cyprus courts, demanding compensation in the amount of $5.5 billion for the schemes bearing all the signs of fraud and money laundering, which, according to the bank, were committed by its former shareholders Ihor Kolomoisky and Hennadiy Boholiubov, former first deputy chairman… Read More