Javanshir Feyziyev brought libel proceedings over two articles published on the OCCRP website. The court determined that the articles had the legal meaning that there were grounds to suspect him of involvement in money laundering, but not that he was guilty of money laundering or any criminal conduct.
The parties agreed to settle those proceedings. OCCRP has agreed to add to the articles the fact that Mr Feyziyev categorically denies involvement in money laundering or any unlawful activity.
Police have uncovered what they say is evidence of collusion between customs officials and tobacco giant Philip Morris.
A new tracking system was meant to stop cigarette smuggling. Instead, it gave the tobacco industry even more power.