Impact

French inquiry urges ban of popular breast implant but balks at blanket prohibition
Sasha Chavkin and Douglas Dalby · February 8, 2019

A committee convened by France’s medical device safety authority has stopped short of calling for the total removal of textured breast implants.

Pakistani Minister Arrested In Ongoing Panama Papers Investigation
Scilla Alecci · February 7, 2019

The Panama Papers fallout continues in Pakistan, where a provincial minister was arrested as part of an investigation into his offshore company.

Germany moves on implant registry
Douglas Dalby · February 4, 2019

The German Government has proposed legislation to create a national register to improve controls on medical implants just two months after the Implant Files was first published.

First American charged with Panama Papers crimes appears in court
Will Fitzgibbon · January 29, 2019

The first person arrested in the United States in relation to the Panama Papers has pleaded not guilty before a New York court. Read the emails, letters, and invoices involving the accused.

Armenia, under new leadership, re-opens Panama Papers case
Will Fitzgibbon · January 23, 2019

Armenia has re-opened a Panama Papers-related probe into a powerful political figure months after a new government came into office on the heels of a peaceful revolution.

Implant Files in Europe: Patients will be heard as safety failings are laid bare
Simon Bowers · January 17, 2019

Politicians, regulators, and prosecutors across Europe have begun reacting to Implant Files revelations that exposed questionable practices, safety failures and regulatory lapses…

Former President Charged With Money Laundering in El Salvador
Sasha Chavkin · January 14, 2019

Mauricio Funes and several associates were charged for allegedly disguising $3.5 million in bribes from a state contractor, using offshore companies uncovered as part of the Panama Papers.

Nike Could Owe Billions In Back Tax If New EU Probe Finds Against It
Simon Bowers · January 10, 2019

The newly-announced European investigation into suspected illegal state aid follows ICIJ’s Paradise Papers reporting, which uncovered details of Nike’s global tax strategy.

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.