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What Is a Company Formation Agent?

Hidden assets, money laundering, tax dodging, and the firms that help make it all possible. Here’s how formation agents can facilitate abuse of the...

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The Canine Connection: Europe’s Illegal Dog Trade

After 13 years together, the death of her dog left a gaping hole in Laura’s life, and she didn’t want another. But she changed her mind after ...
21 Apr 2021
Alessandro Ford

iStories: Top Russian FSB Official Has Multiple Underworld Ties

Sergei Korolev, who was appointed to a key FSB position earlier this year by President Vladimir Putin, is connected to leaders in the Russian criminal underworld accused ...
12 Apr 2021
Roman Anin (iStories)

OCCRP Concerned by FSB Raid on IStories Editor Roman Anin’s Moscow Apartment

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is seriously concerned by an ongoing raid on the Moscow apartment of Roman Anin, the editor in chief of ...
9 Apr 2021

Asset Declarations of Kyrgyz Officials Increasingly Useless as Anti-Corruption Measure

Kyrgyzstan is the only Central Asian country that publishes its officials’ asset declarations. But the system, meant to fight corruption, has been degrading for years. Now, in ...
8 Apr 2021
Alexandra Li

Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Has a Second Wife — And Her Properties Are Worth Millions

Chechnya’s authoritarian leader has long made his stance on polygamy clear — he’s an enthusiastic supporter — but little has been known about whether he practices it ...
7 Apr 2021
Maria Zholobova (The Project)

Fishing with Dynamite: The Secret Scheme That Helped Namibia’s President Stay in Power

Facing a key party congress, top officials in Namibia’s ruling party allegedly skimmed money from a lucrative fishing deal to buy votes for President Hage Geingob.
2 Apr 2021
Khadija Sharife (OCCRP), Mark Anderson (OCCRP), and The Namibian




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