• TI: Nearly Half of UK’s E-Money Firms Red Flagged for Money Laundering Risk

    Nearly 40% of the e-payment sector in the United Kingdom, which made more than £500 billion (US$660.2 billion) worth of transactions in 2020/21, have been flagged red — a warning of money laundering risk, a Transparency International UK research published on Tuesday found.

  • Panama Papers Lawfirm Sues Netflix over “The Laundromat” Film

    Netflix’s upcoming film “The Laundromat” makes a fictionalized, star-studded comedy out of the 2016 Panama Papers scandal, turning Meryl Streep into a bereaved widow bent on exposing the illicit world of global tax evasion, and Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas into the cackling, flashily-dressed duo at the head of Mossack Fonseca & Co, the firm that was at the center of the Panama Papers investigation and that was once the fourth largest provider of offshore financial services. 

  • Estonian Danske Bank Executive Found Dead

    Aivar Rehe, the head of Danske Bank’s Estonian branch, was found dead on Wednesday after he went missing Monday evening from his home in Tallinn, the national ERR TVreported citing Estonia’s Police.

  • The Real-Life Laundromats

    Now that Meryl Streep is involved, there’s no denying it: Money laundering is a hot topic. In the new Netflix film, “The Laundromat,” the legendary Hollywood actress plays an ordinary woman who falls victim to an insurance scam that — as her dogged investigation reveals — is linked to an illicit financial network that spans the globe.


  • Money for Nothing: Putin Friend Sergei Roldugin Enriched by Troika Laundromat

    A Russian cellist and childhood friend of Vladimir Putin received at least $69 million from Troika Laundromat companies. He earned $11.6 million from cancellation fees for 16 consecutive stock deals.

  • Death in Vienna

    Perhaps one of the most powerful tales of the Troika Laundromat comes from a dead man: a Viennese lawyer who regretted his involvement in the scheme — and whose body turned up in an Austrian forest.


  • The Troika Laundromat

    Laundromats are complex systems for moving money that allow corrupt politicians, organized crime figures, and wealthy businessmen to secretly invest their ill-gotten millions, launder money, evade taxes, and fulfill other goals.


  • Senior Moldovan Judge’s Daughter Lived In Posh London Flat -- With Tainted Money

    The central London apartment where Mihaela Muruianu once lived.The central London apartment where Mihaela Muruianu once lived.

    The daughter of a top Moldovan judge lived large in London thanks to 1.6 million lei (US$ 130,000) that was channeled through two companies involved in the Russian Laundromat -- a massive money laundering scheme that pumped billions of dollars through Moldova from Russia.

  • Auditors Warned Danske Bank About Dodgy Clients, Money Laundering

    Denmark’s biggest bank, Danske Bank, is alleged to have actively and knowingly helped highly questionable clients to elude the scrutiny of authorities, Danish newspaper Berlingske revealed on Thursday.

  • The Azerbaijani Laundromat


    The Azerbaijani Laundromat is a complex money-laundering operation and slush fund that handled $2.9 billion over a two-year period through four shell companies registered in the UK.

  • The Russian Laundromat: The World Responds


    Russia’s dirty laundry has been put out to dry by investigative reporters working together across 32 countries in a major project led by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and Moscow-based Novaya Gazeta.

  • Laundromat


    Three years ago, OCCRP exposed the “Russian Laundromat” - an immense financial fraud scheme that enabled vast sums to be pumped out of Russia. The money was laundered and moved into Europe and beyond through bribery and a clever exploitation of the Moldovan legal system.

  • Moldova: 20 Judges, Court Officials Accused in Huge Money-Laundering Scheme

    Sixteen judges and four court bailiffs have been accused by Moldovan anti-corruption prosecutors of involvement in the notorious Russian Laundromat, a massive money-laundering scheme that siphoned an estimated US$ 20 billion in dirty money from Russia into the European Union and other locations.

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