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Ex-Prison Warden in Lithuania Struck $1M Deal with Sanctioned Belarusian State Truckmaker

A former prison warden from Lithuania may have helped the regime of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko dodge sanctions by benefitting from a $1.1 million...

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Nominate Your Pick for Most Corrupt Person of the Year

OCCRP recently opened nominations for its annual Person of the Year award and has been flooded with worthy candidates. There’s still time if you have a suggestion. ...
23 Nov 2021
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Offshore Documents Show Ukrainian Ex-Tax Boss Linked to Car-Smuggling Case

Newly uncovered company data from the Pandora Papers sheds light on the network behind a smuggling ring in Central Ukraine.
17 Nov 2021
Graham Stack (OCCRP)

Philippine President Duterte’s Former Economic Adviser was a “Drug Lord,” Says Affidavit in New ICC Case

Testimony in a new International Criminal Court (ICC) case corroborates a police report claiming Michael Yang, who is close to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, ran meth labs ...
10 Nov 2021
OCCRP, in partnership with Rappler

Japan Tobacco International Making a Mint by Circumventing Menthol Cigarette Ban

One of the world’s largest cigarette companies, Japan Tobacco International, has been systematically skirting Europe’s effort to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes by introducing new products that secretly contain ...
2 Nov 2021
Andrei Ciurcanu (OCCRP) and Alessia Cerantola (OCCRP)

Nicaragua’s Forgotten Deforestation Crisis

The government of President Daniel Ortega is enabling an environmental disaster with far-reaching consequences.
1 Nov 2021
Sasha Chavkin, Eli Moskowitz, Nathan Jaccard, Daniela Castro, Maria Fernanda Chavez. Data analysis by Romina Colman

Nicaraguan Indigenous Leader Who Aligned with Government Reaps Hidden Reward

Osorno Cóleman, a one-time foe of the dictatorial Ortega regime, joined forces with the government as top officials aided a forestry company in which he secretly held ...
1 Nov 2021
Sasha Chavkin, Christopher Mendoza, Eli Moskowitz, Maria Fernanda Chavez

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