Sixteen years ago, Azerbaijani investigative journalist Elmar Huseynov was gunned down in the stairwell of his Baku apartment building. Newly unearthed documents point to a trail of obfuscations and missteps in the official investigation.
Read more: FBI Case File Shows How Azerbaijan Botched Investigation Into Journalist’s Death
Billions of cigarettes, most made by BAT, are smuggled north through Mali every year on their way to the gray markets of the Sahel and Northern Africa.
Read more: British American Tobacco Fights Dirty In West Africa
After agreeing to compensate the Kyrgyz government for years of corruption, the powerful former official went on a last-minute shopping spree, buying up apartments across Bishkek to give to the authorities.
Read more: Raimbek Matraimov’s Mysterious Shopping Spree
Congo-Brazzaville’s repressive government has quietly bought an arsenal from Azerbaijan. Opponents of President Denis Sassou-Nguesso say one recent cache is designed to tighten his grip on the nation.
Read more: Congo-Brazzaville Strongman Buys Secret Weapons Haul from Azerbaijan
Thousands of Marian Kočner’s text messages, backed by court testimony, provide a remarkable inside look into the rot at the heart of Slovakia’s judicial system.
Read more: Slovak Businessman Accused of Masterminding Ján Kuciak's Murder Had Judges in the Palm of His Hand
Luxembourg’s company registry turns up firms controlled by people with ties to the ’Ndrangheta. Italian authorities say the country’s secrecy makes it a major draw for the powerful organized crime group.
Read more: The Secret Luxembourg Base of Italy’s ’Ndrangheta Mafia
Data in Luxembourg’s UBO registry may help unlock an investigation into the Macri family’s lucrative dealings in six wind farms.
Read more: Gone with the Wind: Argentina’s Former First Family Used Luxembourg Companies to Reap $70 Million
Investigators say they are closing in on Alejandro Betancourt, while his associate Francisco Convit, is on the run. Now, journalists have discovered their holdings in Luxembourg.
Read more: Jet-Setting Venezuelan Businessman in Corruption Probe Linked to Luxembourg Firms
Investigators were unaware of Luxembourg firms held by politically powerful people implicated in corruption and crime scandals.
Read more: Luxembourg Companies Add Evidence for Brazilian Investigations Into Corruption, Crime
The 33-year-old son of Oleg Toni has homes on the French Riviera, a Paris apartment, property on Spain's Mediterranean coast, and much more. Many of the properties are owned through secretive companies registered in Luxembourg.
Read more: Son of Russian Railways Official Owns European Real Estate Empire