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Entries in International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (13)

Monday
Nov062017

Shruti Shah: Paradise Papers show need to close beneficial owner loopholes

Image courtesy of the ICIJThe massive leak of 13.4 million files, dubbed the “Paradise Papers,” highlights loopholes that exist in the global financial system. The documents also show how easy it is for tax evaders, money launderers, and senior public officials to utilize anonymous companies to hide their identities, their potential conflicts of interest, and their business deals.

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Wednesday
Jun212017

ICIJ and Dorothee Myriam Kellou awarded 2017 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting

Investigative journalists undertake complex and often dangerous work to hold organizations and individuals accountable for bribery. These journalists deserve to be encouraged and recognized for their work.

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Wednesday
Apr122017

Shruti Shah on the Panama Papers: A year of gains for transparency, but gaps remain

This month is the one year anniversary of the Panama Papers, a leak of 11 million documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm that showed how easy it is for corrupt public officials, money launderers, drug traffickers and other criminals to hide behind anonymous companies and access the global financial system.

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Tuesday
Aug092016

Pieth, Stiglitz quit Panama Papers panel

Mark PiethTwo international experts appointed by the Panama government to investigate the use of anonymous offshore companies to evade taxes and hide assets quit Friday because of government interference.

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Thursday
May122016

PM Cameron announces beneficial owner registry for foreign companies holding or buying UK property

Prime Minister David Cameron hosted an international anti-corruption summit in London Thursday and used the event to announce steps to end the secret ownership of property in the UK by foreigners.

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Thursday
May122016

Martin Kenney on the Panama Papers: BVI has more corporate transparency than the U.S., UK

Martin Kenney appears on CBC News on April 4In the wake of the Panama Papers revelations, the U.S. has (belatedly) announced that it will tighten checks on anonymous companies. The rules, which include requiring financial institutions to find out and keep records on the real owners behind the companies that use their services, aim to help U.S. law enforcement pierce the layers of anonymous shell companies that people can use to disguise their financial dealings around the world.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Panama Papers: Who are the winners now?

Image courtesy of the ICIJIt's not illegal for most people to own anonymous companies. Walt Disney used them to buy land near Orlando for Disney World. He didn't want prices to go crazy with news Mickey Mouse was coming to town.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Shruti Shah on PBS: Panama Papers show it's too easy for the bad guys (with video)

Shruti Shah, a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog and the vice president for programs and operations at Transparency International-USA, appeared Monday evening on the PBS News Hour.

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Monday
Apr042016

2.6 terabyte leak: Panama Papers expose global abuse of anonymous shell companies 

Documents leaked Sunday from a Panama law firm showed alleged use of anonymous shell companies by world leaders, politicians and others to shield billions of dollars from public view.

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Friday
Apr102015

France imposes €1 billion bail on HSBC for criminal tax probe

HSBC said in a statement Thursday that French magistrates ordered a formal criminal investigation ("mise en examen") into HSBC’s Swiss Private Bank for alleged tax-related offenses.

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Monday
Feb232015

Report: HSBC boss held bonuses in secret Swiss account

HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver opened an account at the bank's Swiss affiliate in the name of a Panama-based company while he was based in Hong Kong.

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Wednesday
Feb182015

Swiss prosecutors raid HSBC offices in money laundering probe

Prosecutors in Switzerland searched the offices of HSBC's private bank in Geneva Wednesday as part of an investigation into money laundering.

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