Nigeria Traces $9.6 Billion Financial Hit Back to $390,000 in Alleged Bribes

A British Virgin Islands-based firm allegedly paid more than US$390,000 in bribes to land a natural gas processing plant construction contract in 2009, Nigeria’s...

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An art object. A fashion accessory. A medical treatment. A scientifically advanced gadget. And even, recently, a solution to COVID-19-induced lockdown boredom.
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What Lockdown? World’s Cocaine Traffickers Sniff at Movement Restrictions

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Fraud Factory Firms Traced to Penniless Proxies

Companies used to hawk get-rich-quick investment schemes from a Kyiv call center were registered in the Caribbean and Estonia in the names of impoverished impoverished Swedes.
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Out-of-Favor Saudi Prince Bought Cypriot Passport

Prince Saud bin Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz Al Saud applied for a passport shortly after his uncle, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, ousted him as emir of Ha’il province ...
13 May 2020
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OCCRP Condemns Planned Interrogation of our Editor in Ukraine

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) condemns Ukrainian authorities’ ongoing harassment of our local member center Slidstvo.Info in its pursuit of a baseless, politically motivated ...
8 May 2020

Oak and Omerta in Romania: Saving the Lungs of Europe

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7 May 2020
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