Money Laundering

The original Panama Papers leak took place in 2015, with the information then released in 2016 detailing financial and solicitor–client information concerning more than 214,000 offshore entities. Some of these offshore entities are entirely legal. Other documents link high-profile figures around the world, such as the then-Prime Minister of Iceland, the King of Saudi Arabia […]

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Ireland could face a large fine and daily penalties imposed by the EU over its failure to implement EU anti-money laundering rules. The European Commission has referred Ireland, along with Greece and Romania, to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) for failing to transpose EU legislation strengthening rules on money laundering into national […]

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What a tangled web we weave…to deceive Even to otherwise sensible and aware people, the accusations constantly cropping up about massive organised corruption committed by politicians, bureaucrats, Public Service Enterprises’ heads and all manner of underlings and hangers-on of the powerful, may appear a mere mirage, or deliberately overblown much ado about nothing, but the […]

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Martha M. Hamilton ICIJ has hundreds of members across the world. Typically, these journalists are the best in the country and have won many national and global awards. Our monthly series, Meet the Investigators, highlights the work of these tireless journalists. This month, we speak with Oliver Zihlmann, an investigative reporter who has worked on […]

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<!–.show-for-sr { display:none; } remove ‘external link’–> Switzerland is one of the most trusted countries despite being home to some of the largest companies in the most distrusted sectors. There are, however, signs that trust is waning in the wake of the Panama Papers and corporate scandals that hit close to home. We are living […]

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Imran Khan has told Britain that his government will bring back money stolen by corrupt Pakistani politicians and taken to the UK. Mr Khan, the former cricketer who is Pakistan’s prime minister elect after last month’s election, told the British ambassador that he planned to retrieve laundered funds taken from Pakistan and sheltered in Britain. […]

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From left: Respresentative Carolyn Maloney, Senator Chuck Grassley, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah, Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and Denis Katsyv of Prevezon Holdings A Malibu mansion and Gulfstream jet were seized from the playboy son of the president of Equatorial Guinea, who pilfered hundreds of millions of dollars from his starving country. […]

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Bribery: Walmart is deadlocked with U.S. prosecutors over its FCPA case. (Bloomberg) Nigerian authorities arraigned three election board employees for bribery and money laundering; they pleaded not guilty. (Nation, Naija) Local cases: A Detroit-area public works official asked prosecutors to investigate contracts his agency awarded; a towing boss was sentenced to prison. New York prosecutors announced […]

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KARACHI: A team of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials has collected evidence in a Rs35 billion money laundering case involving Asif Ali Zardari, Faryal Talpur and others, and handed it over to the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the case, sources informed Geo News Friday. The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money […]

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The ongoing churn in the political landscape which historians may track back to the Panama Papers affair has turned up another unsavoury money-trail, this time leading to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and its chief, Altaf Hussain, who is based in London. Sixty-nine foreign bank accounts have been detected linked to the Khidmat-e-Khalq charitable foundation […]

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From left: Respresentative Carolyn Maloney, Senator Chuck Grassley, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah, Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue and Denis Katsyv of Prevezon Holdings A Malibu mansion and Gulfstream jet were seized from the playboy son of the president of Equatorial Guinea, who pilfered hundreds of millions of dollars from his starving country. […]

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