Impact

Panama Papers law firm founders ‘investigated by the FBI’
Will Fitzgibbon · October 16, 2019

Court told Ramón Mossack and Jurgen Fonseca are under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as the pair attempt to stop Netflix streaming The Laundromat.

Cayman Signals Willingness to Abandon Corporate Secrecy – But Not Yet
Simon Bowers · October 10, 2019

One of the world’s most important tax havens said it will slowly move towards revealing the individuals behind tens of thousands of offshore companies.

ICIJ scrutiny inspires new EU tax crimes watchdog
Will Fitzgibbon · September 20, 2019

European lawmakers have agreed to create a permanent subcommittee to investigate financial crimes, including money-laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion.

Bribery Division Sparks Questions Over Odebrecht’s US Plea Deal
Sasha Chavkin · September 16, 2019

A United States Senator has raised the prospect of prosecutors reopening the investigation into the Brazilian multinational if it didn’t fully confess its crimes and abide by its commitments.

Laundromat Premiere: ‘Fun Movie, Dirty Business’ Say Streep and Soderbergh
Hamish Boland-Rudder · September 2, 2019

The Hollywood stars used the opening of the Panama Papers-inspired film to call attention to tax haven corruption and to the bravery of journalists fighting to expose wrongdoing.

Lawsuit Alleges ‘Brutal Conditions’ in US Immigration Detention Centers
Spencer Woodman · August 27, 2019

U.S. authorities have subjected immigrants to “horrific, inhumane, punitive, and unlawful conditions,” including extended and unwarranted isolation in solitary confinement cells.

Trial Date Set for US Panama Papers Case
Will Fitzgibbon · August 16, 2019

The first people charged with crimes in the U.S. arising from the Panama Papers will face trial in January 2020, according to new court filings.

Court Rules Leaked Documents Are Fair Game in Tax Case Against Glencore
Will Fitzgibbon · August 14, 2019

Australia’s top court has rejected a move by one of the world’s most profitable companies to stop tax officials from using the Paradise Papers.

Use of Solitary Confinement ‘On The Rise’ in US Immigration Facilities
Spencer Woodman · August 14, 2019

In the first 15 months of the Trump administration, U.S. immigration authorities locked thousands of detainees in solitary confinement cells, some for months at a time.

The Laundromat, A-list movie based on the Panama Papers, to premiere at Venice
Zshekinah Collier · August 12, 2019

The film, starring Meryl Streep, will premiere at the upcoming film festival, considered a key launchpad for Academy Awards’ success next February.