The owners of the Avilon Automotive Group, a top Russian dealer in luxury vehicles that does substantial business with law enforcement agencies, have secret business connections with relatives ...
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Six years ago, the young brother-in-law of Davit Kezerashvili, Georgia’s former (and now fugitive) Minister of Defense, gave his nation an unusual gift.
An investigation by Belsat TV has uncovered potentially dangerous defects and omissions in the construction of Belarus’s first nuclear power plant....
Tracking down what British investigators couldn’t, IRPI journalists pieced together how the modern Italian mob uses the British financial system to stash its ill-gotten cash....
A social media analysis reveals the criminal ties of a man who assaulted protesters during the inauguration ceremony of Serbia’s new president -- with the ruling party’s blessing....
ROME, Italy - On a hot night in early July, the southern Italian region of Calabria woke to the roar of helicopters and the wail of police sirens.
The Bucharest office of RISE Project, an Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) partner, underwent an unannounced inspection by the anti-fraud bureau of Romania’s National Fiscal Agency ...
When a Hyundai sedan assigned to the chairman of the Batumi City Council was involved in a middle-of-the-night drug arrest at the Turkey-Georgia border three years ago, the council chairman was allowed to walk away.
Balkan drug gang boss Rodoljub Radulovic has met nine times with officials of the Serbian Ministry of Police, according to intelligence videos obtained by KRIK.
Friends and family of President Ilham Aliyev make free use of two luxury yachts worth US$ 59 million that are owned by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), the organization charged with managing the country’s oil wealth for its citizens.
The following text is from Khadija Ismayilova's statement given today to Azerbaijan's Court of Grave Crimes in Baku.
A company that sprang to life three years ago with a capital stake of US$ 15 has since won more than US$ 16 million in contracts from the Azerbaijani government.
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.
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