Senator Carl Levin talks to Charles Davidson, Executive Director of the Kleptocracy Initiative, about his legacy and current trends.
Panama Papers go online, 300 economists say “no justification” for tax havens, and China buys Canada
Biden’s son is in business with a Ukrainian oligarch, Britain is struggling with the flood of illegal cash, and Jersey Islands’ offshore economy is in jeopardy
A Central Asian leader owns a London mansion via murky offshore structures, a Russian oligarch claims extradition efforts are a political ploy, and China’s most wanted corrupt cadre complains she won’t receive a fair trial in Beijing
An expert profiles the business dealings of one of China’s power brokers, money laundering cases rise by a quarter in Switzerland, and Finland tracks a suspected Russian submarine in Finnish territorial waters
Swiss bankers wanted for money laundering and tax evasion hide in plain site, China invokes UN agreements to pursue corrupt officials abroad, and Putin raises his official salary
The oligarchs square off as Ukraine battles to instill structural reforms, Russian organized crime runs amok in Crimea, and China plans to increase verifications of officials’ income and investment declarations
For a long time now, the West has lived off its Cold War reputation in Eastern Europe: looked to as a beacon of democracy or the defender of the dissident underground. But this reputation is now spent, thanks to Western complicity in offshore finance’s pillage of post-Soviet states.
Thousands march in Moscow for slain opposition and anti-corruption figure Boris Nemtsov, London real estate continues to be a top destination for illicit assets, and China announces corruption investigations of 16 PLA generals
HSBC bosses feel the heat for task avoidance and money laundering scandal, Russia puts pressure on an international anti-corruption organization, and corrupt Chinese pharmaceutical companies are caught breaking bad