Behind Trump’s Turkish ‘Bromance’: Oligarchs, Crooks, and a Multi-Million-Dollar Lobbying Deal

Turkey’s president has enjoyed an unusually powerful sway over the Trump administration. A new investigation reveals the relationship was built by a circle that...

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In Bed With a Dictator’s Daughter — Again

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Biometric Bribery: Inside Semlex’s Global Playbook

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Powerful Slovak Businessman Cleared of Murdering Journalist

Marian Kočner, who was accused of masterminding the killing of Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, is cleared of murder.
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GROUP AMERICA: A US-Serbian Drug Gang With Friends In The Shadows

A low-profile US-Serbian gang has trafficked cocaine to Europe for decades. Some credit its longevity to friends in the shadows.
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Holy Rollers: The Religious Leaders Using Churches to Launder Illicit Cash Across the Americas

When Erik Súñiga died in U.S. custody in April, he left a rich religious and political legacy in the Guatemalan town where he founded an evangelical church, ...
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The Quiet Man in Stockholm Who Laundered China’s Oil Money for Iran

By all outward appearances, Hatam Khatoun Nema was a small-time money changer working from a nondescript office in Järfälla, a workaday Stockholm suburb.
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