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Virgin Islands government subpoenas multiple banks for Jeffrey Epstein’s financial records

The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is upping the ante in its quest to pierce the veil of secrecy that cloaked the life and wealth of financier Jeffrey Epstein, the deceased sex-offender who accrued a fortune of more than $650 million under mysterious circumstances. At least ten financial institutions… Read More

Billionaire Gertler threatens NGOs over Congo investigation into evading US sanctions

Global Witness and the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) said they condemn a criminal complaint filed against them in France by Afriland First Bank, a Cameroonian financial institution named in the Undermining Sanctions investigation. “For two of the principal subjects of our report to threaten or file… Read More

Sanctioned Billionaire Finds a Haven in Tiny Congolese Bank

A year ago in June, a group of bankers marched into a U.S. Treasury office in Washington on perhaps the most important mission of their careers: to save a country from financial collapse. Among them was Willy Mulamba, Citigroup Inc.’s top executive in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a… Read More
22nd June 2020
Vitaly Malkin can’t prove he owns a luxury ski chalet in France’s Courchevel region. But the Russian businessman still has to pay the taxes on it. After a four-year court battle, Malkin, a former Russian senator, was ordered by a French court earlier this month to pay a $1.7 million… Read More
12th June 2020
President Donald Trump authorized sanctions Thursday on International Criminal Court officials who take part in investigations targeting the U.S. and its allies, delivering on a long-time promise to punish a body that his administration calls a threat to American sovereignty. The executive order, which would deny visas and block funds… Read More
12th June 2020
A “wrongful death” lawsuit has been filed against Qatar’s royal family by relatives of 10 Americans who were either killed or seriously injured during terrorist attacks in Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank between 2014 and 2016. Representing 51 plaintiffs and 10 victims, the lawsuit, which was filed in a… Read More
25th May 2020
Papua New Guinea police have arrested former prime minister Peter O’Neill over the alleged purchase of generators from Israel without parliamentary approval. O’Neill was arrested on Saturday at the main airport of Port Moresby, PNG’s capital, after returning from Australia, and brought in for questioning, assistant crimes commissioner Hodges… 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
11th May 2020
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Friday said the authority had agreed with Palestinian banks in the West Bank that despite Israeli threats to impose sanctions on institutions serving people accused of terrorism, the accounts of slain terror operatives and Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons will be unfrozen… Read More
1st May 2020
Bank Hapoalim agreed to pay $874 million to settle U.S. charges that it conspired with American taxpayers to hide more than $7.6 billion in secret Swiss and Israeli accounts, federal prosecutors said, the second-biggest settlement in a decade-long crackdown on offshore tax evasion. The Swiss unit of the bank,… Read More
20th March 2020
Israel’s biggest bank, Hapoalim, (POLI.TA) said on Wednesday it expects to pay $870 million to settle a U.S. tax evasion investigation. The bank said in a regulatory filing it will increase its provision for the tax probe in the fourth quarter to $259 million, in addition to $611 million… Read More
29th January 2020
Israel’s attorney general has filed a formal indictment in court against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It came after Mr Netanyahu withdrew a request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three separate cases. He has denied any wrongdoing. The Israeli… Read More
20th January 2020
The head of a crime organization in the south of the country and 35 of his associates have been arrested on suspicion of running a massive money laundering operation worth a half a billion shekels (approximately $150 million). According to a report by Channel 13 news on Friday, the network… Read More