Azerbaijan leader's daughters tried to buy £60m London home with offshore funds

Leyla AliyevaThe daughters of Azerbaijan’s president agreed to buy a £60m London property using a secret offshore company, in a case potentially carrying “a significant risk of money laundering”, a tribunal has heard.

China’s Xi declares ‘overwhelming victory’ over graft--state media

President Xi JinpingChinese President Xi Jinping has declared an "overwhelming victory" in his fight against graft within the ruling Chinese Communist Party, while still vowing that the campaign to weed out deep-seated corruption will continue, state media reported.

EU Citizenship: On Sale Now

800px Flag of EuropeIn the market for citizenship in the European Union (EU)? It’s now up for sale at a mere US$877,000.

Tajikistan: Money by Marriage

money by marriageSince marrying one of the seven daughters of the president of Tajikistan, a young businessman has built an empire that stretches across the country. An OCCRP investigation show how unlimited political power leads to business success in one of Central Asia's poorest countries.

Ex-Hong Kong official found guilty of US corruption charges

former hong kong home affairs secretary patrick ho chi ping r pictured in a 2003 photograph with movie star jackie chan has been convicted over a bribery scheme 1544047563514 2A former Hong Kong government official was found guilty on Wednesday (Dec 6) of US charges that he took part in a scheme to bribe officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for a Chinese energy company, according to a spokesman for federal prosecutors.

Kazakhstan’s Struggle to Modernize

nazar istKazakhstan, large in territory, but scarcely populated Central Asian republic, rarely gets attention in world news. The country is most known for vast oil fields and as the largest uranium exporter in the world.

Just where does the Open Dialogue Foundation get its money?

lyudmylakozlovskaOn 13 August this year, Lyudmyla Kozlovska was deported from the EU. The authorities in Brussels had been alerted through the Schengen Information System (SIS) that the Ukrainian posed a danger to Polish national security, and therefore to the safety of the European Union as a whole.

US Charges Venezuelan Billionaire in $1 Billion Currency Fraud

raul gorrin belisarioUnited States federal prosecutors charged on Tuesday the owner of a Venezuelan news network with money laundering and bribery for his role in a billion-dollar currency exchange scheme to which a former Venezuelan official and a former owner of a bank in the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty.

Investigation: Obscure Scottish firm takes control of an entire Asian nation


Uzbek TV says billionaire Alisher Usmanov - once named as Britain's richest man - is helping to rebuild his country with huge investments. Yet a paper trail leads to a Scottish shell firm. Chief Reporter David Leask investigates.

Top law firm linked to subject of UK's first unexplained wealth order

zamirahajiyevaMishcon de Reya advised British Virgin Islands company owned by Zamira Hajiyeva

Russians Flock to EU Court in Long-Shot Bids to Topple Sanctions

Russians Flock to EU Court in Long-Shot Bids to Topple Sanctions

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Dictators’ funds in Switzerland – the biggest scandals

Dictators’ funds in Switzerland – the biggest scandals

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The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

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