Tag Archives: Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

Disinformation vs. ‘new frontier in terms of internet activism’

     

United States officials say they intercepted communications in June showing that Greek-Russian billionaire Ivan Savvidis was working as Russia’s conduit to undermine an agreement between Greece and Macedonia that would… Read more »

Is the West facilitating Russia’s kleptocracy?

     

In 2013, a whistleblower informed Denmark’s largest bank that members of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s family, and a group of accused money launderers, were using the bank’s branch in Estonia… Read more »

Canada passes ‘Global Magnitsky’, Russia threatens retaliation

     

A bill targeting foreign nationals who have committed human rights violations has passed final reading in Canada’s Senate, writes Leslie Young of Investigative Global News: Bill S-226, which has now… Read more »

Azerbaijan authorities deny ‘laundromat’ slush fund

     

Azerbaijan‘s government has denied reports that the ruling kleptocracy used a secret $2.9 billion slush fund for years to pay off European politicians and make luxury purchases, RFE/RL reports: The… Read more »

‘Azerbaijani Laundromat’ exposes kleptocratic ruling clique

     

Azerbaijan’s ruling elite operated a secret $2.8bn (£2.2bn) slush fund for two years to pay off European politicians and make luxury purchases, the BBC reports: The money was allegedly channelled… Read more »