New EU Prosecutor’s Office Takes Aim at 50-Billion-Euro-a-Year ‘Carousel Fraud’ Schemes

OCCRP spoke with the head of the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office about the challenges in fighting the widespread  — but often-ignored — criminal...

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A mysterious woman negotiates state contracts for a major security company and owns firms that do lucrative business with the help of Russia’s Interior Ministry. Sources say ...
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Gabon’s First Family Stashed Cash in DC Property

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Prevezon Holdings: The Black Money Collector

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