A former prison warden from Lithuania may have helped the regime of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko dodge sanctions by benefitting from a $1.1 million deal to export Belarusian trucks through Lithuania’s biggest seaport.
Read more: Ex-Prison Warden in Lithuania Struck $1M Deal with Sanctioned Belarusian State Truckmaker
OCCRP recently opened nominations for its annual Person of the Year award and has been flooded with worthy candidates. There’s still time if you have a suggestion.
Read more: Nominate Your Pick for Most Corrupt Person of the Year
Newly uncovered company data from the Pandora Papers sheds light on the network behind a smuggling ring in Central Ukraine.
Read more: Offshore Documents Show Ukrainian Ex-Tax Boss Linked to Car-Smuggling Case
Testimony in a new International Criminal Court (ICC) case corroborates a police report claiming Michael Yang, who is close to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, ran meth labs on the island of Mindanao in the early 2000s. Yang has since been linked to alleged procurement corruption, and a Philippine Senate committee has suggested he could face criminal charges.
Read more: Philippine President Duterte’s Former Economic Adviser was a “Drug Lord,” Says Affidavit in New...
One of the world’s largest cigarette companies, Japan Tobacco International, has been systematically skirting Europe’s effort to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes by introducing new products that secretly contain menthol.
Read more: Japan Tobacco International Making a Mint by Circumventing Menthol Cigarette Ban
The government of President Daniel Ortega is enabling an environmental disaster with far-reaching consequences.
Read more: Nicaragua’s Forgotten Deforestation Crisis
Osorno Cóleman, a one-time foe of the dictatorial Ortega regime, joined forces with the government as top officials aided a forestry company in which he secretly held shares.
Read more: Nicaraguan Indigenous Leader Who Aligned with Government Reaps Hidden Reward
What’s happening to Nicaragua’s forests? How is that connected to the political situation there? How are environmentalists and journalists affected?
Read more: FAQ: Nicaragua’s Shrinking Forests
Amid a Chinese push to gain influence in Serbia, Huawei appears to have paid large sums to a former Serbian state telecom executive through an offshore shell company.
Read more: Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Had Secret Offshore Contracts With Men Linked to Serbian State Telecom...
In 2009, a man known as “Putin’s masseur” bought a luxury villa on a Croatian island. The Pandora Papers show that behind the scenes a former Russian energy minister was playing a key role.
Read more: Secret Offshore Loans Funded Private Croatian Island Resort