The Panama Papers is one of the biggest leaks and largest collaborative investigations in journalism history. The 2016 investigation was centered on more than 11.5 million financial and legal records that exposed a system that enables crime, corruption and wrongdoing, hidden by secretive offshore companies.
“John Doe” told German news outlet DER SPIEGEL that he was “astounded” by the success of the investigation, but more needs to be done to clamp down on financial secrecy.
In his new book “What’s the Matter with Delaware?” former Financial Times reporter Hal Weitzman explores the tiny state’s massive role in global financial secrecy.
The Nobel Peace Center hosted ICIJ Director Gerard Ryle alongside Norwegian ICIJ member Per Anders Johansen for a discussion about the Pandora Papers, Panama Papers, and coordinating huge global investigations.
Multiple U.S. government agencies announced new restrictions on dozens of entities and assets in response to Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, including Putin’s close friends and allies, as well as yacht brokerages and defense industry companies.
A new report connects widespread violence to cocaine wars involving the sanctioned Irish family, whose connections to companies and enablers in Dubai and Panama were revealed in recent ICIJ investigations.
ICIJ's media partners have used the Pandora Papers, FinCEN Files and Paradise and Panama Papers to uncover numerous secret networks of Russian oligarchs, businesspeople and more.
Leak reveals sanctioned money launderer John Morrissey set up offshore companies and sought to open Panamanian bank accounts tied to the site.
To make sanctions more than symbolic, democratic countries would have to inconvenience their own rich people, says British journalist Oliver Bullough, author of a new book on the U.K.'s role in the offshore economy.
What’s an oligarch? How do sanctions work? What have ICIJ investigations revealed about Vladimir Putin and his money? We answer frequently asked questions about Russia and offshore finance.
A web of shell companies tied to Suleiman Kerimov and a flawed bank warning system point to challenges Western governments face in the hunt for Kremlin-linked money.
As lawmakers propose unmasking those purchasing New York property through LLCs, recent analysis finds shortcomings in federal oversight of money laundering in the housing market.
ICIJ’s vast trove of leaked financial data features details on Russian oligarchs, billionaires and political power players, including members of President Vladimir Putin's inner circle, who are coming under increased scrutiny in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
For a decade, ICIJ has revealed the financial secrets of Russia’s most powerful people. Our team is mining millions of leaked files for new revelations.
Elites close to Vladimir Putin have funneled billions through tax havens to evade scrutiny and oversight. Lawyers, proxies and bankers across the world made it possible.
By blocking businessmen close to President Vladimir Putin, the measures aim to raise economic pressure against the Kremlin over its actions in Ukraine.
A U.S. Treasury study found that shell companies and secrecy put the art industry at risk of financial crimes — but says other reforms are of a higher priority.
As an attorney for the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers was cleared in one case, the justice department announced a money laundering trial against 32 other defendants.
The groundbreaking 2016 investigation was selected from a shortlist of previous British Journalism Award winners from the past 10 years.
In its efforts to shed its decades-long reputation as a center for tax avoidance and money laundering, the country is embracing transparency.
Swiss attorney Christoph Zollinger is wanted for his role in controversial decisions by the offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca.
Go behind the scenes with Slovenian reporter Anuška Delic, a self-taught investigator who has helped pioneer independent and impactful investigative journalism in the Adriatic region and beyond.
The government created an “atmosphere of impunity” and failed to protect Galizia from threats over her writing on political corruption and organized crime, the inquiry said.
The tax haven is the first European Union member to be greylisted by the Financial Action Task Force, a move that ICIJ member Jacob Borg says has been a long time coming.
Years of complex exposés on the offshore financial system has bred a global army of journalists who know the right questions to ask to investigate dirty money, tax dodging and suspicious transactions.
The global exposé by ICIJ and BuzzFeed News revealed how a broken U.S.-led enforcement system allows banks to continue to profit from moving trillions in dirty money.