March 2018

Azerbaijan is a former Soviet republic with a mostly secular Muslim population, oil and gas reserves, and a notoriously corrupt government. Bordering Russia, Turkey and Iran, it is poised at the doorstep of the Middle East, and is of strategic interest to the United States. How to craft and pursue a policy that balances U.S. […]

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The police have investigated 92 potential money-laundering cases since 2013, a drop of about 20 per cent over the previous five years, data tabled in Parliament shows. The drop came as a surprise to legal practitioners, who said they expected the figures to rise in light of stricter anti-money-laundering regulations being introduced. According to figures […]

Canada Revenue Agency officers, backed up by police, raided locations in three provinces Wednesday as part of a criminal tax-evasion probe stemming from the Panama Papers, the agency said. About 30 criminal investigators from the CRA executed three search warrants in the Toronto area, Calgary and West Vancouver, with assistance from the RCMP and the […]

“Secrecy World” author Jake Bernstein explains how the super-wealthy hide billions using tax havens and shell companies. Following is a transcript of the video. In 2016, 11.5 million files were leaked from Mossack Fonseca, the world’s fourth largest offshore law firm. These were called the Panama Papers. Hundreds of thousands of offshore entities and shell […]