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The FinCEN Files: Czech Republic

The FinCEN Files: Czech Republic

Despite Red Flags, Banks Kept Moving Money for Company Involved in Huge Bitcoin Scandal Russian businessman Sergei Mayzus has spent the past three years on his estates in the Czech countryside breeding livestock, brewing beer, and trying to reestablish his reputation after becoming embroiled in one of the biggest scandals in cryptocurrency history. His company,...

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Powerful Slovak Businessman Cleared of Murdering Journalist

Powerful Slovak Businessman Cleared of Murdering Journalist

An ex-soldier has been sent to prison for murdering Slovakian journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, but a notorious businessman accused of masterminding the killings was cleared in a shock outcome to a case that has reshaped the country’s political landscape. Tomas Szabó was sentenced to 25 years in a maximum-security facility for the killings...

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Statement of investigace.cz: We protect our sources

Statement of investigace.cz: We protect our sources

At the end of October, the Czech Centre of Investigative Journalism published a recording originating from the private office of Slovakia’s former chief prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka. This recording proves that Trnka maintained a close relationship with alleged murderer Marián Kočner. Under threat of a €10 million fine, the Slovak Bureau for the Protection of Personal...

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Czech Center for Investigative Journalism

Czech Center for Investigative Journalism

investigace.cz brings original investigative stories about cross border organized crime and its impact on the Czech Republic. The website is run by the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism, a non profit organization founded by a group of journalists in 2013. We are the sole Czech representatives in the international investigative networks, Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting...