Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz was on Sunday interrogated by a Supreme Court-appointed joint investigation team probing his family’s business dealings abroad, in the high-profile Panama Papers case. Hussain was accompanied by his lawyer for the proceedings but the JIT objected to his presence and said Hussain can get help from the […]

The Storm Lake Times, a 3,000-circulation newspaper in Iowa, wrote editorials challenging the state’s powerful agricultural interests that were secretly funding a government defense against an environmental lawsuit. In the heart of the country’s opioid crisis, the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia exposed how drug wholesalers flooded the state with 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone […]

-Editorial- SANTIAGO — Brazil may face its second presidential impeachment in less than a year, thanks to revelations of the veritable epidemic of corruption infecting so many among its political and economic elite. Elsewhere across Latin America, a similar contagion is spreading. The arrests in Italy and Guatemala of two former state governors from Mexico’s […]

Home Comment PN candidate Alex Mangion writes: The name of Malta as a serious player in international financial services provision have been completely tarnished by these revelations, which have clearly shown that for Joseph Muscat and his cortege, the country clearly comes second after their personal interests “A good reputation is like the cypress; once cut, it […]

The European Greens, including their Maltese partner Alternattiva Demokratika, have hit out at Malta taxation system, warning that it goes against the principles of basic tax justice. German MEP Ska Keller, who co-chairs the European Greens in the European Parliament, told a press conference in Birgu that EU loopholes that allow for tax avoidance must […]

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has insisted that while the current administration had made several mistakes, “books” could be written about the corruption of past Nationalist governments. Muscat was speaking at a political activity in Siggiewi where he reacted to comments by PN Candidate Salvu Mallia, who said that both parties were corrupt. He said that […]

On April 27 2017, the Criminal Finances Act (the “Act”) received Royal Assent. The Act is intended to expand and strengthen the United Kingdom’s ability to tackle tax evasion, money laundering and corruption.[1] The law contains provisions that fall under four broad objectives: (1) improve the capability to recover the proceeds of crime; (2) enhance […]

Opposition Leader Simon Busuttil said that the corruption cases that have hit the country in the last four years are having serious negative consequences on the country’s future. The government did not tackle the situation head-on, and now we are paying the price for this, as could be seen on Saturday when the Malta Files […]

Neo Technology’s Emil Eifrem looks at how graph technology can help governments, companies and professional fraud investigators piece together evidence against money laundering operations Money laundering happens across the globe, it underpins criminal and terrorist activities and it is on the increase leaving organisations, governments and law enforcement agencies firefighting. Recent US government estimates show […]