First Summit in Cartagena, Colombia Introduces “Floodlight: Fiction in the Public Interest”
OCCRP Co-Founders Drew Sullivan (left) and Paul Radu with Associated Press investigative journalist Martha Mendoza. Credit: Floodlight Archive
Read more: OCCRP and the Gabo Foundation Launch Groundbreaking Project That Unites Investigative Journalism...
In 2014, Yemeni lawmakers received a report on widespread environmental violations in the country’s oil sector. The report was shelved after civil war broke out, and efforts to clean up the industry have continued to fall short.
Read more: How Lax Oversight and War Thwarted Efforts to Hold Yemen’s Oil Polluters to Account
Gursamarjit Singh made millions in marketing and real estate. In Dominica, he purchased a passport. In the U.K., he bought into the political elite. Now he is under investigation back in India.
Read more: Businessman Who Bought Dominica Passport and Funded U.K. Tories Now Under Investigation in India
OCCRP Co-Founders Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu will speak with Editor in Chief Miranda Patrucic about new trends in the world of dark money, influence peddling, and global crime in a webinar on Thursday, December 7, 2023.
Read more: Insights and Trends in Global Crime and Corruption — OCCRP Founders Discuss 2023 and the Year Ahead
In April 2017, Canadian authorities charged currency exchange operator Farzam Mehdizadeh for his alleged role in a global network that laundered funds for criminals and Islamist militants, including Hezbollah and the Taliban.
(Photo: James O’Brien/OCCRP)
Read more: The Man That Got Away: Iranian Fugitive Named in Canadian Espionage Case
In a first-of-its-kind legal challenge to overturn his sanctioning in the U.K., businessman Eugene Shvidler argued he did not financially benefit from his relationship with Kremlin-linked oligarch Roman Abramovich. But leaked files show Shvidler received hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from the former Chelsea FC owner via offshore companies.
Read more: Sanctioned Businessman Denied Financial Ties to Kremlin-Linked Oligarch Roman Abramovich — But...
Roman Abramovich acquired the economic rights to multiple young football players via contracts that have since been banned by FIFA. Experts said the FIFA ban may have been breached in two cases. One of these players said he felt he was treated as a commodity and lost control over his career.
Read more: Abramovich Signed Football Players to “Modern Slavery” Deals that May Breach FIFA Rules
November 10, 2023 - A civil court in Skopje, North Macedonia has ruled against OCCRP member center Investigative Reporting Lab (IRL) and its editor in chief, Saska Cvetkovska, in a defamation case brought by businessman Kocho Angjushev. The court ordered IRL and Cvetkovska to pay €1 in damages, as well as both sides' legal costs.
IRL Editor-in-Chief Saska Cvetkovska (center) gives a statement in front of the court after the ruling. She is accompanied by representatives of press freedom media organizations and the Association of Journalists of Macedonia. Photo: Аssociation of Journalists of Macedonia.
Read more: Dangerous Judicial Ruling Against OCCRP Member Center in North Macedonia Erodes Protection for...
Former Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich’s offshore companies made backchannel payments worth tens of millions of dollars to football agents, clubs, scouts and directors, leaked documents reveal.
Read more: Abramovich’s Secret Football Payments May Have Breached Financial Fair Play Rules
New insights into how Cyprus has catered to the rich and powerful — especially Russian oligarchs who used its service industry to manage their affairs.
Read more: Cyprus Confidential