The Abdukadyr family made millions on the back of an illicit Central Asian cargo business. Now we know where the money ended up: exclusive villas, gleaming high-rises, and phantom investments across the world.
Read more: A Real Estate Empire Built on Dark Money
An aviation deal in Eastern Europe should have raised alarms in UK, experts say.
Read more: The Great Bulgarian Chopper Swap
Hundreds of Ukrainian sailors, enticed by unscrupulous operators, are bringing migrants to Europe in yachts. Many say they had no idea what they were getting into.
Read more: Tricked Into the Migrant Trade
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is deeply concerned by yesterday's detention of Stevan Dojcinovic, a regional editor for OCCRP and founder of the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK) in Serbia, by local police upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Read more: OCCRP Outraged by Editor’s Detention and Denial of Entry on Eve of UN Anti-Corruption Conference
The U.S. government recently went after assets belonging to Yevgeny Prigozhin, a businessman close to Putin. But there’s more.
Read more: The Chef’s Global Footprints
An Albanian businessman wanted for smuggling drugs in a banana consignment from Ecuador was allowed to make over 100 additional shipments on exactly the same route, before a routine scan led to Albania’s biggest-ever cocaine bust.
Read more: Albanian Drug Suspect’s Banana Bonanza
What do a Swedish Hells Angels boss, an Iranian state oil company, the Italian mob, and a fake Gambian bank have in common? The answer: A company services firm called Formations House, hidden behind the doors of one of London’s most exclusive addresses.
Read more: #29LEAKS: Inside a London Company Mill
For years, a network of informal couriers has funneled millions of dollars out of Kyrgyzstan in cold, hard cash. The underground money transfer system fuels corruption, destroys transparency — and has claimed people’s lives. Here’s how it works.
Read more: The Dark Money Men
South Sudan is spending well beyond its means, even as it says its efforts to move on from a devastating civil war are being stifled by a lack of funding. At the same time, a series of elaborate government contracts worth $1.4 billion appear to have benefitted three businessmen with links to the president’s office.
Read more: As South Sudan Seeks Funds for Peace, a Billion Dollar Spending Spree
Nancy Garcia’s 16-year-old cousin was picking fruit with his father at a ranch in rural Michoacan when armed gunmen upended his and his family’s life.
Men kidnapped by drug hitmen are seen at a ranch near the municipality of Sabinas Hidalgo, some 100 km away from Monterrey April 27, 2010 (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo).
Read more: Mexico’s Cartel Wars: Living in a War Zone