Paradise Papers businessman in African bribery inquiry

US justice department accuses Dan Gertler of bribing top officials to secure mining rights

Sun 28 Jan 2018

Last modified on Sun 28 Jan 2018

Dan Gertler, left, visiting a copper and cobalt mine in DRC in 2012.
Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A billionaire businessman who featured in the Paradise Papers exposé is under investigation by the US authorities on suspicion of bribing high ranking government officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A court ruling reveals for the first time that Dan Gertler, a close friend

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