• Firm Linked to Putin Friend Smoothed Path for BP in Russia

    If you want to do business in Moscow, it helps to hire a pal of President Vladimir Putin.

    That’s the conclusion reached by investigators for Transparency International-Russia, who looked into one of the biggest deals in that country’s history: BP’s 2013 sale of its stake in Russia’s third-largest oil company to state-owned oil giant Rosneft for a hefty amount of Rosneft shares and $12.5 billion in cash.

    A BP station in Moscow. (Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)A BP station in Moscow. (Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

  • OCCRP Expands Investigative Reporting Network Into Africa

    The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), one of the world’s largest investigative reporting organizations, is bringing its cross-border reporting expertise into Africa. The move comes as part of the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium, a new partnership with Transparency International (TI), which will see OCCRP launch new investigative projects worldwide.

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