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Impérium AB – Database of companies and subsidies of Andrej Babiš

Impérium AB – Database of companies and subsidies of Andrej Babiš

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš embodies one of the most significant conflicts of interest in the modern political history of the Czech Republic. Due to his extensive influence on the state’s strategic areas, it is crucial to make his business interests and the companies within its scope (in the Czech Republic and abroad) as transparent as...

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How to Bribe a Judge

How to Bribe a Judge

Ján Kuciak, a young Slovak investigative journalist who was murdered three years ago, never got to the bottom of what could have been the biggest story of his life. Long attuned to financial fraud and corruption, he was closely following the doings of Marian Kočner, a brash businessman who frequently appeared on television and in...

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The FinCEN Files: Global banks defy U.S. crackdowns by serving oligarchs, criminals and terrorists

The FinCEN Files: Global banks defy U.S. crackdowns by serving oligarchs, criminals and terrorists

The FinCEN Files show trillions in tainted dollars flow freely through major banks, swamping a broken enforcement system. Secret U.S. government documents reveal that JPMorgan Chase, HSBC and other big banks have defied money laundering crackdowns by moving staggering sums of illicit cash for shadowy characters and criminal networks that have spread chaos and undermined...

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Zoran Jaksić’s Last Hurrah in Peru

Zoran Jaksić’s Last Hurrah in Peru

The world got a little smaller on July 17, 2016. That evening, television news reports in Peru and in Serbia were covering the very same story: A global drug trafficker who had switched among 40 identities to escape justice for years had finally been caught. The footage of the arrest in northern Peru was dramatic....

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A Broken Operation in Venice Exposed Group America’s Slovakian Connection

A Broken Operation in Venice Exposed Group America’s Slovakian Connection

On the night of April 6, 2009, Mladen Miljanić and Braim Sinani were on the road, driving an Opel Astra across the plains of northern Italy from Milan to Venice. The two men were visiting from Slovakia, but they weren’t tourists — as police wiretaps of their conversations would later prove. In the car, Miljanić...

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How Group America’s Money Feeds the Balkan Economy

How Group America’s Money Feeds the Balkan Economy

What do drug traffickers do with the mountains of cash they make supplying Europe’s cocaine habit? For members of Group America, the answer is easy: Spend it on Zlatibor, a mountain resort in southwestern Serbia. Though global in scope, the international cocaine smuggling operation has both roots and friends in Serbia. It’s only natural that...