Impact

Isabel dos Santos charged with embezzlement, will sell Portuguese bank stake
Scilla Alecci · January 23, 2020

Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, who was at the center of Luanda Leaks, is now facing fraud charges in Angola.

PwC head ‘shocked and disappointed’ by Luanda Leaks revelations
Will Fitzgibbon · January 21, 2020

Banks, prosecutors and the head of PWC have responded to our Luanda Leaks investigation in the past two days.

Malta gets new PM amid Daphne Caruana Galizia murder probe
Hamish Boland-Rudder · January 13, 2020

Malta has a new prime minister following the resignation of the former leader, Joseph Muscat, whose top adviser was linked to the car bomb murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

‘Urgent’ EU Plan to End Secret Company Ownership Poised to Miss Deadline
Simon Bowers · December 23, 2019

Countries, including Malta and Cyprus, are running out of time to comply with new rules aimed at thwarting corrupt regimes, mafia groups and terror funders.

Politicians Push For Sanctions, Olympic TV Boycott After China Cables
Sasha Chavkin · December 19, 2019

Pressure continues to grow on the Chinese government, with calls for asset freezes and Winter Olympics boycotts over its treatment of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.

Citing Panama Papers, Warren announces plan to fight global corruption
Will Fitzgibbon · December 18, 2019

The Democratic presidential hopeful pledged new laws to stamp out shell companies, and also planned to increase global collaboration to fight tax evasion.

Lawyers say ‘tax haven’ is a dirty word in Panama Papers case
Will Fitzgibbon · December 16, 2019

Defense attorneys in the upcoming criminal trial argued that the words “shell” company and “tax haven” would unfairly inflame the passions of the jury.

HSBC To Pay $192m Penalty For Helping Americans Evade Taxes
Hamish Boland-Rudder · December 11, 2019

Switzerland’s HSBC Private Bank admitted to encouraging wealthy Americans to hide $1.26 billion in assets from U.S. tax authorities.

US House Demands China Sanctions Over Uighur Crackdown
Sasha Chavkin · December 4, 2019

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for mass detentions and other human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.

Malta’s PM to resign in January amid journalist murder scandal
Hamish Boland-Rudder · December 1, 2019

Joseph Muscat confirmed he will resign in January as the scandal over the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia continues to envelop his government.