The longtime head of the Secretariat stepped down in July, but is now under investigation for allegedly abusing his office. He has been accused by developers and builders of demanding large bribes in exchange for deeming buildings “legal.”
Read more: At Serbia’s “Legalization Secretariat,” Developers Paid Cash to Have Their Construction Violations...
When Sun Daocun died in 2021, he left behind a string of unresolved debts which had enraged a long line of creditors. Now, data from inside Credit Suisse reveals how Sun’s girlfriend, a known proxy for his business affairs, may have shielded his wealth from confiscation by hiding it at the Swiss banking giant.
Read more: Taiwanese Tycoon Jailed for Embezzlement May Have Used Girlfriend to Hide Tens of Millions at...
Take a deep dive into how undercover investigators helped law enforcement to bring down one of the top players in Vietnam's wildlife trafficking underworld.
(Photo: Wildlife Justice Commission)
Read more: The Demise of a Vietnamese Wildlife Kingpin
Accused of corruption in multiple countries, Libyan oil tycoon Tatanaki went from funding lobbying efforts that promoted the Gaddafi regime to backing a rebel general’s campaign to vying for the country’s presidency himself. Along the way, he held at least eight accounts at Credit Suisse, including one worth over half a billion Swiss francs.
Read more: The Many Lives — and Credit Suisse Accounts — of Gaddafi-Linked Lobbyist Hassan Tatanaki
In the 1990s, executives at an obscure energy company bribed Nigerian officials to obtain spectacularly profitable oil mining licenses. Now, the Suisse Secrets project reveals that the company’s parent firm poured money into Swiss bank accounts held jointly by its employees and African elites, including a Nigerian spy chief.
Read more: Swiss-Based Fund AOG Poured Cash Into Joint Accounts With African Politicians
The raid follows months of investigation into the sanctioned oligarch’s suspicious financial transactions and failure to file tax returns.
Read more: German Police Raid Residence of Russian Oligarch Alisher Usmanov; Tax Evasion and Money Laundering...
The sacred and the profane mix uneasily at this holy spot for both the ’Ndrangheta mafia and Catholic worshippers in Italy’s south.
Read more: Italy’s Most Powerful Mafia Mingles With Devoted Christians at the Sanctuary of Polsi in Calabria
Videos from an apparent sting operation show high-ranking Congolese political adviser Vidiye Tshimanga offering access to the country’s minerals in exchange for a cut. The makers of the videos have refused to identify themselves.
Read more: “I Will Take My Percentage”: Congolese Presidential Adviser Caught on Tape Negotiating Corrupt...
First-of-its-kind manual contains tips and tricks on how to access records and information in 19 Latin American countries.
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Read more: OCCRP Publishes Spanish-Language “Follow the Money” Handbook
Last year, OCCRP reported that the former Afghan president’s brother held a secret stake in a subsidiary of a U.S.-based company that won lucrative contracts to buy mined chromite ore. New documents shed fresh light on the backdoor deal.
Read more: Company Where Afghan President’s Brother Held Secret Stake Received Valuable Mineral Shipments,...