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Posted July 22, 2019 06:01:03 Photo: Frederik Obermaier (left) and Bastian Obermayer (right) first received the “Panama Papers”. ((CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)) The Panama Papers proved that once you out peoples’ dirty secrets, their game is largely up. Inside the Panama Papers Why does this matter? Is it illegal? How do they operate? These questions and […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Igor Sechin, the chief executive of the Russian oil company Rosneft, in Moscow in March 2018. (Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters) Correction: An earlier version of this article contained an inaccurate statement about the Russian bank VTB. It has been removed. Anders Aslund is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and author […]

Called the “biggest leak in the history of data journalism” by Edward Snowden, the Panama Papers story has rocked the world in the past few days exposing how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. The papers – some 11.5 million documents  – have revealed how Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm, allegedly helped current and former […]

FRANKFURT: Taxmen in 22 countries worldwide have raked in more than $1.2 billion in fines and back taxes thanks to the 2016 Panama Papers leak of information about offshore dealings, media reported on Wednesday. Britain has recouped some $253 million, France $136m and Australia $93m, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) posted on its […]

In this special edition of The Listening Post, we look at the Panama Papers, the world’s largest ever data leak that has been exposing how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. The papers – 11.5 million documents in all – have revealed how Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-based law firm, allegedly helped current and […]

The Odebrecht scandal has toppled presidents, other politicians, business figures and lawyers in Latin America and the Caribbean. The scandal came to light in 2014 with Brazil’s Operation Car Wash (Operação Lava Jato) investigation into money laundering, bribery and bid-rigging in connection with public works contracts awarded at inflated prices in a dozen countries. One […]

MEP David Casa yesterday called on Finance Minister Edward Scicluna to rule out a bid for him to be nominated as Malta’s next European Commissioner because, “it will not end well.” The Malta Independent reported last week that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will be nominating both European Affairs and Equality Minister Helena Dalli and Finance […]

Editor’s Note: This story is an introduction to a new special project by the Kyiv Post, “Dying for Truth,” an online database and a series of stories documenting violence against journalists in Ukraine’s 28 years of independence. Since 1991, when the country gained independence from the Soviet Union, more than 50 journalists have been killed […]

The Panama Papers shocked the world when a massive leak of 11.5 million tax documents exposed the secret dealings of hundreds of thousands of people, including world leaders and celebrities, and how they use shady financial mechanisms to avoid paying taxes and hide their wealth. Linking at least 12 current and former heads of state […]

Pakistan’s anti-corruption body has initiated another investigation against jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam for their alleged involvement in money laundering and having income beyond means, media reports said Saturday. The development came a day after an anti-corruption court dismissed a plea filed against the 45-year-old vice president of Pakistan Muslim […]