Paradise Papers reveal how billionaire Andrei Skoch financed the acquisition of luxury assets including a yacht now targeted by U.S. sanctions, while offshore law firm Appleby disregarded his alleged ties to Russian criminal groups.
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.
While the industries are now barred from working with anyone inside Russia, professional enablers of financial secrecy in states like Wyoming and Alaska have opposed proposals to increase transparency.
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.
Gold billionaire Suleyman Kerimov violated sanctions in funding the luxury ship, U.S. says.
Documents leaked to ICIJ tie the Kinahan organized crime cartel to companies and enablers in the Middle East’s top secrecy haven.
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.
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.
Amid rounds of Western sanctions since 2014, executives at five of Russia’s biggest financial institutions made moves to safeguard hundreds of millions in assets.
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.
Vladimir Putin’s top image-maker Konstantin Ernst, who was the subject of a Pandora Papers exposé, was one of a number of prominent media figures included in the new sanctions.
Foreign owners of British property will be unmasked by a new bill, while the government has also pledged to push ahead with an overhaul of Companies House.
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.
ICIJ investigations over the years have uncovered massive money movements by prominent Russians close to President Vladimir Putin who have earned scrutiny by international authorities.
A leading researcher discusses how economic and diplomatic measures against China are playing out for Uyghurs facing mass surveillance and detention.
ICIJ’s 2020 Luanda Leaks investigation revealed how decades of inside deals turned dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s longtime former ruler, into Africa’s richest woman.
The White House announcement comes ahead of a congressional hearing to probe the role of South Dakota and other states as international tax havens.
Dan Gertler was first frozen out of the U.S. financial system in 2017 after Paradise Papers exposed how he helped secure lucrative mining rights for commodities giant Glencore.
The State Department bars Ihor Kolomoisky, saying he ‘undermined the rule of law’ in Ukraine.
In a debate held in the House of Commons on China’s programs in Xinjiang, some MPs urged the U.K. government to follow the example of the United States.
Billionaire brothers Arkady and Boris Rotenberg bought millions of dollars in art, even while U.S. institutions were banned from doing business with them.
Zhu Hailun - one of four officials to be sanctioned - was revealed in the China Cables investigation as the signatory to the sweeping extra-judicial internment and indoctrination plans.
US President Donald Trump authorized sanctions against China over the mass detention of Uighurs — on the same day a former adviser claimed the president cheered the detention camps.