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 included Trump’s favorite lobbyist, a key character in the Ukraine impeachment scandal, a Kremlin-linked oligarch, and a shipping tycoon charged with terrorism.
Read more: Behind Trump’s Turkish ‘Bromance’: Oligarchs, Crooks, and a Multi-Million-Dollar Lobbying Deal
Even as Swedish telecom TeliaSonera emphatically denied bribing Gulnara Karimova, the company was busy negotiating another secret multi-million-dollar payment to the daughter of the late Uzbek president.
Read more: In Bed With a Dictator’s Daughter — Again
Semlex is an unassuming Brussels-based company that supplies biometric documents such as passports and driving licenses to governments and international bodies.
Read more: Biometric Bribery: Inside Semlex’s Global Playbook
Marian Kočner, who was accused of masterminding the killing of Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, is cleared of murder.
Read more: Powerful Slovak Businessman Cleared of Murdering Journalist
A low-profile US-Serbian gang has trafficked cocaine to Europe for decades. Some credit its longevity to friends in the shadows.
Read more: GROUP AMERICA: A US-Serbian Drug Gang With Friends In The Shadows
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, and served as mayor for over a decade.
Read more: Holy Rollers: The Religious Leaders Using Churches to Launder Illicit Cash Across the Americas
By all outward appearances, Hatam Khatoun Nema was a small-time money changer working from a nondescript office in Järfälla, a workaday Stockholm suburb.
Read more: The Quiet Man in Stockholm Who Laundered China’s Oil Money for Iran
Since the devastating explosion of a store of ammonium nitrate in Beirut’s port on August 4, Lebanese citizens have taken to the streets in shock, outrage, and grief.
Read more: A Hidden Tycoon, African Explosives, and a Loan from a Notorious Bank: Questionable Connections...
Russia’s best-known dissident — now fighting for his life in a Siberian hospital after an apparent poisoning — is usually described as an “opposition politician.” But Navalny’s most enduring legacy may be his investigations into the corruption at the heart of the Putin regime.
Read more: How Alexei Navalny Exposed Russian Corruption
The British crown dependency has registered over 1,000 private jets while offering liberal tax loopholes for the wealthy.
Read more: Tax Rules for the Super-Rich Make the Isle of Man a Haven for Private Jets