Corruption

Global coalition calls for safeguards to prevent looting of coronavirus relief funds
Michael Hudson · March 23, 2020

A leading anti-corruption group is urging U.S. lawmakers to include tough safeguards that will protect against “self-interested parties” in a proposed coronavirus relief bill.

Peru’s former first lady faces jail over Odebrecht corruption
Sasha Chavkin · March 12, 2020

Following Bribery Division, a Peruvian prosecutor requested three years in prison for former Peruvian first lady Nadine Heredia for alleged corruption connected with Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

The Panama Papers in Ecuador: not even an earthquake could stop their reporting
Emilia Díaz-Struck · April 25, 2019

When the Panama Papers broke in Ecuador, then president Rafael Correa encouraged the public to find the reporters and force them to hand over the documents.

Former Pakistan prime minister sentenced to imprisonment again on corruption charges
Fergus Shiel · December 26, 2018

Pakistan’s anti-corruption court sentenced Nawaz Sharif to a seven-year prison term for failing to account for income related to ownership of a steel mill.

Turkish President’s Allies In Press Freedom Attack Over Paradise Papers Reporting
Will Fitzgibbon · July 16, 2018

Close political allies and a family member of Recep Tayyip Erdogan are suing a journalist and her newspaper not for inaccuracies, but for alleged damage to their reputations.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif Sentenced To 10 Years
Scilla Alecci · July 6, 2018

The historic corruption verdict against Pakistan’s former leader also included prison sentences for his daughter and son-in-law.

Panama Papers Source Offers Documents To Governments, Hints At More To Come
ICIJ · May 6, 2016

The anonymous whistleblower behind the Panama Papers has conditionally offered to make the documents available to government authorities.

A new ICIJ investigation exposes a rogue offshore industry
ICIJ · April 3, 2016

A new investigation published today by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and more than 100 other news organizations around the globe, reveals the offshore links of some of the planet’s most prominent people.

US targets ‘dirty money’ hidden in luxury real estate
Sasha Chavkin · January 15, 2016

Investigators will identify and track secret buyers of high-end properties to crack down on a popular method of money laundering.

ICIJ condemns conviction of member Khadija Ismayilova
ICIJ · September 1, 2015

ICIJ director Gerard Ryle calls for the release of investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, who has been sentenced to prison in Azerbaijan.