Offshore finance

Senators propose radical overhaul of US anti-money laundering regime
Douglas Dalby and Zshekinah Collier · June 17, 2019

Authorities in the United States have more information about library card holders than the owners of registered companies and this bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants to change that.

The Dummy Company at the Heart of Deutsche Bank Money Laundering Probe
Will Fitzgibbon · May 28, 2019

Leaked records shine a light on how the bank helped shield the identities and machinations of the world’s rich and powerful through a single subsidiary.

FBI says ‘we must learn from the Panama Papers’
Douglas Dalby · May 24, 2019

Allowing the owners of shell companies to hide their identities from United States authorities constitutes a “significant loophole” in the country’s ability to tackle money laundering and illicit financing, a senior FBI official.

Tax raids across Germany sparked by ICIJ revelations
Will Fitzgibbon · May 15, 2019

Prosecutors, police and tax inspectors in Germany have raided the offices of dozens of banks, financial advisers and wealthy individuals as part of a criminal probe into Germans suspected of tax evasion.

The Trader, the Preacher, and the journalist
Simon Bowers · May 14, 2019

Karlijn Kuijpers, a freelance investigative journalist in the Netherlands, talks about her reporting that has taken a detailed look at the impact of corporate behavior — and it has made uncomfortable reading for some in her home country.

When governments get tough, criminals get going offshore, study shows
Douglas Dalby · May 7, 2019

There is an immediate increase in offshore incorporations when governments crack down on organized crime, according to a report based on Panama Papers data.

European Commission shames Saudi Arabia, Panama with ‘dirty money’ list
Simon Bowers · February 14, 2019

The expansion of a list of jurisdictions linked to money laundering or terrorist financing has attracted criticism from some of the included countries.

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.

Panama Papers: German police raid Deutsche Bank headquarters over alleged money laundering
Hamish Boland-Rudder and Will Fitzgibbon · November 29, 2018

The investigation is focused on whether Germany’s biggest bank helped clients set up offshore accounts to transfer money from criminal activities.

How the Panama Papers spooked Colombia’s elite to own up about their wealth 
Will Fitzgibbon · November 21, 2018

There was an 800 percent spike in disclosure after the offshore secrecy investigation.