South Africa’s Moti Group has announced plans for a $1 billion lithium battery factory in Zimbabwe. But leaked internal communications show executives casting doubt on their own mining concessions before they brought a major Chinese investor on board.
Read more: ‘Just Rock’: Moti Group Suspected Zimbabwe Concessions Held No Lithium Before Announcing $1B...
A data leak from Finaport, an asset manager based in Zurich, shows the firm worked with clients that included politically exposed persons, two Russians accused of embezzling funds from a bank they owned, and a businessman accused of insurance fraud.
Read more: Missed Red Flags: Leak Exposes Swiss Asset Management Firm’s Work for Clients Accused of Fraud and...
Last month, police confiscated cash, cars and real estate owned by members of an alleged crime group in Singapore. Now, reporters have uncovered properties they own in some of London’s poshest neighborhoods.
Read more: Members of Alleged Singapore Money Laundering Syndicate Bought London Properties Worth $56M
Episode One Drops September 12, 2023.
Read more: OCCRP’s New Podcast Shines a Bright Light into the Dark World of International Crime and Corruption
Raimbek Matraimov, a shadowy Kyrgyz political operator, has long denied his ties to Khabibula Abdukadyr, the secretive tycoon who made millions in alleged smuggling with his help. In 2021, his son married Khabibula’s daughter.
Read more: Two Families, Notorious for Enabling Corruption in Kyrgyzstan, United in Marriage
President Sadyr Japarov has promoted two major projects — a large mosque and a complex in the center of Bishkek — that will be developed by an infamous tycoon accused of smuggling. The projects also appear to have a personal connection to the president’s family.
Read more: Friend of Kyrgyz President’s Son Revealed as Co-Owner of Construction Company Behind High-Profile...
Members of OCCRP’s Accomplice program are invited to a live discussion on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. EEST.
Read more: OCCRP Discussion: Impact From Our Investigations into Lebanon’s Ex-Central Bank Chief Riad Salame
In a discussion moderated by OCCRP editor Ilya Lozovsky, reporters Anand Mangnale and Ravi Nair will speak about their recent investigation into India’s third-largest conglomerate in a live webinar on Thursday, September 7 2023, at 15:00 CET/18:30 IST.
Read more: Investigating the Adani Group: An OCCRP Discussion About Reporting On One of India’s Largest...
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across India, major mining and oil company Vedanta quietly lobbied the government to dilute environmental safeguards regulating the oil and mining industries.
Read more: Inside Indian Energy and Mining Giant Vedanta's Campaign to Weaken Key Environmental Regulations
Two men who secretly invested in the massive conglomerate turn out to have close ties to its majority owners, the Adani family, raising questions about violations of Indian law.
Read more: Documents Provide Fresh Insight Into Allegations of Stock Manipulation That Rocked India’s...