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It’s hard to steal billions and cover your tracks.
In Azerbaijan, a small coterie has done its best, registering businesses in relatives’ names and scattering assets among dozens of offshore companies.
It’s no secret that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s family likes nice houses.
There’s the US$ 25 million London mansion, the properties worth US$ 75 million in Dubai, the millions more invested in the Czech Republic enclave of Karlovy Vary.
A company owned by Balkan drug lord Darko Šarić’ s gang and frozen by the Serbian government has been quietly transferred to a company owned-in-part by the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Serbian state Privatization Agency.
The bank theft was so outsized and bold that citizens of the Republic of Moldova came out in the streets this past May by the thousands to protest: “We want our billion back!”
They used the number -- US$ 1 billion – that news accounts reported had gone missing from three Moldovan banks in November of 2014. Unsure who to blame, the protestors denounced the government, politicians, banks and organized crime.
On paper, Tarikh Hajiyev is the founder of seven companies in Azerbaijan. The legal address for all of them is Fuzuli District, Zobujuq town, house 189. That is, indeed, the modest house where he lives.
Israeli Deputy Speaker of Parliament Oren Hazan of the ruling Likud Party and several of his relatives have ties to a Bulgarian resort hotel connected to organized crime and to a casino in that hotel, an investigation by OCCRP partner Bivol reveals.
The trial of a wealthy Serbian businessman with alleged criminal links was postponed on Tuesday for the third time after one of the defendants failed to appear in court, pleading sudden illness.
Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev has spent billions on drawing the world’s attention to the European Games in his Caspian seaside capital of Baku.
As the $ 8 billion spectacle of the European Games winds down to a close on Friday, the world has gotten a close-up look at the oil-rich nation of Azerbaijan.
When Azerbaijan needed a good lobbyist in Washington, it built one—and ever since, she has gone out of her way to hide her deep connections to the ruling regime.
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