Panama Papers

‘Everyone is doing badly’, anti-money laundering czar warns
Simon Bowers · May 11, 2020

The man in charge of stopping criminals from laundering money has a scathing report of the world’s progress.

Oil giant Eni to pay millions over ‘sham contracts’ in Panama Papers bribery case
Will Fitzgibbon · April 23, 2020

U.S. regulators settled a major corruption case with the Italian oil company that allegedly bribed Algerian politicians through a middleman who controlled a constellation of shell companies.

Crumbling economies must tackle tax evasion to meet coronavirus crisis, experts warn
Scilla Alecci · April 7, 2020

With governments racked by colossal costs due to the coronavirus pandemic, experts say tax evasion is cast in a stark new light.

What is a tax haven? Offshore finance, explained
Will Fitzgibbon and Ben Hallman · April 6, 2020

Four years after Panama Papers, why ICIJ continues to report on tax havens, and those who exploit them.

‘Navigating underwater’: Data journalism and press freedom in Bolivia
Sasha Chavkin · March 30, 2020

Nelfi Fernandez Reyes talks about reporting while democracy is under assault.

EU states miss financial transparency deadline
Douglas Dalby · March 25, 2020

Most European Union members have failed to implement new measures designed to counter the corporate secrecy underpinning international money laundering.

US nets second guilty plea in Panama Papers case
Will Fitzgibbon · February 28, 2020

A Massachusetts accountant should spend up to nine years behind bars for helping U.S. residents to evade taxes and launder money over almost two decades, prosecutors told a New York City courtroom on Friday.

Stories about the people – for the people
Scilla Alecci · February 27, 2020

Our Japanese member, reporter Yasuomi Sawa, says reporters need to harness the power of open data but never forget about the people they’re writing about.

US Taxpayer Faces Prison After Panama Papers Guilty Plea
Will Fitzgibbon · February 24, 2020

Prosecutors are seeking jail time for Harald Joachim von der Goltz, who said he was “profoundly sorry” as he pleaded guilty to a range of financial crimes.

U.S. poised to celebrate its first Panama Papers tax conviction
Will Fitzgibbon · February 11, 2020

A U.S. taxpayer will plead guilty to tax evasion and money laundering offenses in relation to the 2016 investigation.