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Italy: Citing Mafia Financial Troubles, Jailed Boss Says “Get A Real Job”
Italy’s economic crisis is hitting the Sicilian Mafia as well, say law enforcement officials in Palmero, Sicily.
Russia: CEO of ‘Russian Facebook’ Says He Was Ousted
Pavel Durov, the CEO of Russia’s most popular social media site Vkontake (VK), said on Monday that he was ousted by...
Mexico: Councilmen Describe Life of Fear Under Knights Templar
Councilmen from Michoacan have recounted life under a mayor who was in cahoots with Mexico's Knights Templar criminal...
Caribbean: Cocaine Trafficking Continues Rise Say US Officials
The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US...
India: Election Officials Seize Cash and Drugs Used To Buy Votes
Since March 5, Indian election officials have seized US$ 36 million, 2.7 million liters of alcohol, and 100 kilograms of heroin...
Former President Had Big Plans
By Kateryna Kapliuk, Slidstvo.info Would you like to stay in the Kyiv hotel of...
Ukraine: The "Family" Business of a Mezhygirya Contractor
By Maksym Opanasenko (Bureau of journalistic investigations “Svidomo”)...
Arkan, Bojović Associate Murdered
Rade Rakonjac, Arkan's murdered former bodyguard  By Stevan Dojčinović ,...
How Kurchenko's offshores worked
By Anna Babinets People who used to know young billionaire-in-exile Serhiy...
The Silent Looting of Russia
Dmitry Klyuev (left) and Andrei Pavlov (right) at an OSCE meeting in Monaco, in...
Hungarian Media Law Doomed
19 January 2011 By Tamás Bodoky The widely criticised new Hungarian...
Google is Not Your Friend
  The internet is a powerful tool in the service of investigative...

Spain: Princess Questioned in Corruption Investigation

Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:55
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A judge questioned Spain’s Princess Cristina on Saturday in a fraud and money laundering investigation that will determine whether the princess and her husband illegally used funds from a company they owned for personal expenses.

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Mexico: Drug Lord Captured

Monday, 10 February 2014 15:47
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On Sunday, Mexican authorities arrested Tirso Martinez Sanchez, an accused drug lord wanted by the US State Department, reports Reuters.

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Kosovo: Student Protests to Continue Over Doctorate Fraud

Monday, 10 February 2014 15:01
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Students from Kosovo’s top university say they will continue to protest over fraud involving advanced degrees even though the University of Pristina’s rector resigned after violent clashes on Friday in which 30 were arrested.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Anti-Government Protests Erupt

Friday, 07 February 2014 19:38
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Protestors in Bosnia set fire to government buildings and clashed with riot police on Friday in what Reuters has called the “worst civil unrest in the country” since the 1992-1995 war.

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Albania: Let’s Cooperate Across Borders to Fight Crime

Friday, 07 February 2014 14:19
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Criminals who buy and sell drugs and human beings are getting better at cooperating with each other across regional borders, says a top Albanian official—so area governments had better do likewise.

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EU: To Combat Crime, Changes to Anti Money Laundering Bill Proposed

Thursday, 06 February 2014 15:37
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It has been a decade since the European Union (EU) reviewed its rules for fighting money laundering. A vote on potential changes is coming up next week, on Feb. 13, and an American anti-crime group is urging the EU to crack down once and for all on offshore registries.

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Brazil: Fugitive Banker Arrested

Thursday, 06 February 2014 14:09
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Henrique Pizzolato, former marketing director of Brazil’s state-owned bank, was arrested Wednesdayin Italy, where he fled to avoid arrest after being charged with corruption, embezzlement and money laundering.

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Italy: Anti-Mafia Bureau Seizes US$540 million of Camorra Assets

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 17:06
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Around US$540 million was seized in Tuesday’s sting targeting the Zaza clan of the Camorra organized crime group in Italy.

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England: US$976,000 in Cash and Diamonds Seized

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 16:19
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Britain’s National Crime Agency coordinated an operation Tuesday to target a suspected network of international money-laundering specialists, which helped crime figures hide millions of pounds. 

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Mexico: Sex Traffickers Using Child Recruiters in Evolving Trade

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:03
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Sex traffickers in Mexico have reportedly begun using underage girls to recruit other minors for sexual exploitation, reflecting a broader trend of the increasing use of children by organized crime.

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Re:Baltica Completes Series on Latvian Health Care System
The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism Re:Baltica, an OCCRP partner, has published the last installment in its series about the health care...
Trafficking and Terrorism: How Organized Crime Thrives on Passport Fraud
By Ana Baric Passport Stamps. Photo Credit: Flickr. Jon Rawlinson The March 7 disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane one hour into its flight...
Colombia: A Country Torn Between Peace and Corruption
By: Maria Virginia Olano In Colombia, it is no secret that laws and rules there can be bent and moved around, especially with a couple of bills in...
Press Persecution in Azerbaijan: Where Investigative Journalism Is “Espionage”
By Ana Baric Azerbaijan is maintaining its usual approach to press “freedom”: sponsoring pro-regime media and unapologetically repressing...
Venezuela: The Battle Against a Corrupt, Authoritarian State
By Maria Virginia Olano It was supposed to be the day Venezuela celebrates its young people. Instead, three students were killed, more than 70...