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On November 17, seven investigative journalists who have reported about several scandals involving politicians and affiliated entrepreneurs received a collective White Crow award, granted every year to people for defending the public good despite various obstacles. The White Crow award The White Crow is the appreciation of a socially beneficial and brave civic act. It […]

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ISLAMABAD – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday termed the probe conducted by the Panamagate joint investigation team pertaining to a corruption reference biased and baseless. Accountability court judge Muhammad Arshad Malik resumed hearing the Al-Azizia graft case, filed by the National Accountability Bureau last year in the light of the Panama Papers case verdict. […]

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Monique Agius Non-governmental organisations working on freedom of expression reported that press freedom has deteriorated since 2013. It was also found that the basic protection of journalists had deteriorated since 2016. This emerged from a Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The organisations reported on the assassination of […]

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Authorities on Malta have identified several people believed to be behind the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, according to local media. The 53-year-old was killed in October 2017 when a powerful bomb exploded in her car as she drove away from her home in Mosta, a small town outside the capital, Valletta.  The killing sent shockwaves […]

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DAYTONA BEACH —  Alexey Petrovich Lysich is the Russian-born man building a $192 million hotel on the oceanfront — the most expensive hotel-condo development ever constructed along the beach. Documents in a federal lawsuit show another one of Lysich’s high-dollar ventures caught the attention of the Internal Revenue Service. Lysich was nabbed in a 2016 IRS […]

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Lessons, challenges and opportunities of big cross-border investigations, like the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers, were topics covered in a workshop at the 18th Anti-Corruption International Conference in Copenhagen. Several experts in the investigative journalism field discussed key ways of succeeding when working on big corruption cases. We’ve put together five tips: 1. Follow up […]

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday told the accountability court seized with the Al-Azizia reference that the joint investigation team (JIT) constituted in the Panama Papers case “imposed extremely strict, unreasonable conditions” for recording the statement of Qatari Prince Sheikh Hamad bin Jasim bin Jaber Al-Thani. The Qatari prince was the “missing link” […]

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The criminal probe into the head of the Swiss federal prosecution’s economic crimes division, Olivier Thormann, has been dropped, the attorney general’s office (OAG) said in a statement. The OAG announced last week Thormann’s temporary suspension in connection with “investigations into football and FIFA”, but did not specify which probes the prosecutor had been working […]

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A Swiss federal prosecutor suspended last month in connection with corruption investigations in the world of football has been cleared of wrongdoing and quit his job, authorities said on Friday. The criminal probe into the head of the Swiss federal prosecution’s economic crimes division, Olivier Thormann, has been dropped, the attorney general’s office said in […]

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The report also states that for the first time the notices have been issued under the Black Money Act (Undisclosed Income and Assets) that could lead to 120 percent in taxes and penalty. If it’s found that wrong details were furnished, then an additional Rs 10 lakh penalty could be levied. Also, during the course […]

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