Tax havens

How Isabel dos Santos went shopping in Mauritius for shell companies, secrecy and a tax dodge
Will Fitzgibbon · February 25, 2020

The dos Santos brewery masterplan hinged on one of the couple’s favorite business entities: shell companies. This time the couple turned to Mauritius the small island tax haven off the east coast of Africa.

The world’s biggest tax haven lurked behind a dos Santos penthouse
Will Fitzgibbon, Sydney P. Freedberg and Micael Pereira · February 24, 2020

As scrutiny of her business empire increased, African billionaire Isabel dos Santos turned to one of the world’s most secretive tax havens to conceal a $1.8 million luxury apartment.

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.

‘It was personal’ – Covering the murder of a fellow reporter
Spencer Woodman · February 5, 2020

ICIJ member and Guardian reporter Juliette Garside talks about reporting on the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia and working on investigations like China Cables.

5 reasons why Luanda Leaks is bigger than Angola
Ben Hallman · January 21, 2020

Here’s why Luanda Leaks matters – well beyond Angola’s border, and what we learned during our eight-month investigation.

How Africa’s richest woman exploited family ties, shell companies and inside deals to build an empire
Sydney P. Freedberg, Scilla Alecci, Will Fitzgibbon and 2 more · January 19, 2020

Isabel dos Santos made a fortune at the expense of the Angolan people, Luanda Leaks reveals.

From Colonization to Kleptocracy: A history of Angola
Antonio Cucho · January 16, 2020

Our visual explainer shows you how Africa’s richest woman rose amid a country divided by war and rich in natural resources.

HSBC To Pay $192m Penalty For Helping Americans Evade Taxes
Hamish Boland-Rudder · December 11, 2019

Switzerland’s HSBC Private Bank admitted to encouraging wealthy Americans to hide $1.26 billion in assets from U.S. tax authorities.

Panama Papers and the ‘thin line’ for legal tax dodging
Ritu Sarin, P Vaidyanathan Iyer and Jay Mazoomdaar · November 12, 2019

It’s a thin line that separates tax evasion, which is outright illegal, and tax avoidance, which may or may not be legal.

The Laundromat screening taps into DC’s focus on whistleblowers
Martha M. Hamilton · September 27, 2019

Whistleblowing was the topic of the night at a screening of the Panama Papers-inspired film, just hours after the announcement of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.