4th February 2018
Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma) has ended its work on the Panama Papers. Following revelations from the data leak in 2016, the watchdog launched investigations at more than 30 Swiss banks, focusing on their implementation of anti-money laundering regulations. In-depth investigations were carried out at around 20… Read More
19th January 2018
Germany has found no evidence of substantial breaches of money laundering rules by 11 of its banks named in the so-called Panama Papers, the country’s financial watchdog Bafin said on Wednesday. The Panama Papers detailing how the rich and powerful used offshore corporations to hide money and potentially evade taxes,… Read More
12th January 2018
HM Revenue and Customs is struggling to cope with a growing workload, including investigating revelations contained within the Paradise Papers, according to parliament’s spending watchdog. The public accounts committee has warned that it is “far from confident” that the tax authority has sufficient resources to scrutinise claims published in the… Read More
28th December 2017
More than $500 million has been recouped by tax authorities worldwide after the Panama Papers revelations, first published in April 2016. Spain alone collected $122 million after an investigation into the affairs of tax residents who had stockpiled money offshore. Among the countries represented in the Panama Papers data,… Read More
18th December 2017
Dawn Justice Faisal Arab, who was a member of the three-judge Supreme Court bench that exonerated the PTI chairman on Friday, observed in his additional note that Imran Khan did not incorporate offshore company Niazi Services Limited (NSL) to park assets acquired through embezzlement, bribery or tax evasion to keep… Read More
13th December 2017
By Kateryna Kapliuk, OCCRP It’s been almost four years since Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine’s former president, fled the country after the Euromaidan revolution. But the new government’s investigators have so far been unable to establish how much money his rule has cost the country – or where it went. There has… Read More
6th December 2017
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Guardian Three Maltese men have been charged for the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the investigative journalist who was killed by a car bomb last month. The three suspects include two brothers, George and Alfred Degiorgio, and Vincent Muscat. The suspects were also charged with criminal use… Read More
4th December 2017
By Jamie Grierson, Guardian and agencies. Eight suspects have been arrested in Malta over the murder of the investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Maltese prime minister has said. Caruana Galizia, who was a relentless critic of corruption in the country, died in October in a powerful car bomb blast… Read More
30th November 2017
29 November 2017 By Alastair Macdonald and Francesco Guarascio, REUTERS European Union lawmakers have asked for “protection” when they visit Malta this week to probe accusations of high-level corruption on the island, citing death threats made against some members of the EU parliament. The legislature passed a motion this month… Read More
29th November 2017
By Kurt Sansone, Malta Today German police will pass on a cache of Panama Papers data to the magistrate leading the inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder, German sources told MaltaToday. The information will be handed over by the German federal crime police (BKA) to Magistrate Anthony Vella, who will… Read More