Stopping the spin from Azerbaijan’s very special laundromat

23 September: several thousand people gather in Baku for a protest rally of the National Council of Democratic Forces, under the slogan ”Return the money stolen from the people!”. (c) Aziz Karimov/Zuma Press/PA Images. All rights reserved.It’s been a busy last few weeks for Sofia’s City Prosecutor Office, which has launched an investigation into Kalin Mitrev, the Bulgarian representative to the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. In Slovenia, a presidential candidate dropped out of the race. In the UK, former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has called for a full investigation into the whereabouts of dirty money channeled through UK offshores to buy influence and powerful friends. 

The reason for all this commotion is the revelations surrounding a new money laundering scheme dubbed the “Azerbaijani Laundromat”, released by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

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