by Matteo Civillini, Lorenzo Bagnoli, Dario De Luca, Coen Van de Ven On Italian television, Brazilian football legend Roberto Carlos steps up to the ball and delivers his trademark free kick. It’s not a rerun of his long, curving 1997 Tournoi de France masterpiece —...
OCCRP journalists travel across Europe to show how Romania’s $750 million cement industry now runs largely on trash, sometimes smuggled in from foreign countries with little regard for health or safety.
The workers were a threat to the company’s bottom line, so Fiat Brazil suppressed labor organizing through an internal spy ring.
One year ago, a former policeman slipped into the home investigative journalist Ján Kuciak shared with his fiancee, Martina Kušnírová, and shot them both at close range, authorities say. But bullets could not kill their legacy.
A former head of Libya’s state contracting office who served under the country’s former dictator Muammar Gaddafi is being investigated because he is believed to have stolen 20 percent of the value of the contracts his office handled. Now, a new document leak reveals...
The late Belgian-Italian mobster Silvio Aquino used to hide cocaine in shipments of tropical fruit. One of the reporting leads Ján Kuciak was investigating when he was murdered this February concerned Aquino’s efforts to launder his profits in Slovakia.
One of the main avenues is the emirate’s abundant luxurious real estate which, until now, could be purchased in secrecy. Now a leaked database of property and residency data pierces the veil to reveal the names of many of the world’s wealthy people who have invested millions in Dubai’s golden sands.
According to sources from the illegal gambling industry, once a month, someone working for the mafia clans would come by and pick up their share of the cash from the Italian betting shop.
Daphne Project reporters reveal how two unlikely business partners – a beloved Maltese footballer and a Libyan militia chief – enlisted help from a man connected to the Sicilian mafia to develop a multi-million euro business.
Six months ago, Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was brutally killed by a car bomb just meters from her home. The investigation into her killing is ongoing, but there is little doubt that she was murdered because of her work. With a brazen, unapologetic and...
Mehriban Aliyeva is lobbying to host an international festival called the World Expo in Baku in 2025. If successful, Azerbaijan will spend billions of dollars to construct a venue to host the six-month-long festival - a series of parks and pavillions on the Absheron...
Parma ham industry accuses animal welfare groups of a smear campaign following the release of ‘grim’ images of pigs kept in filthy and barren conditions.
Reporters with a dozen OCCRP partner organizations have investigated the growing popularity of Golden Visas, which allow the world’s wealthy – including tax evaders, criminals and corrupt officials – to buy their way into new countries, pumping huge revenues into cash-strapped countries.
Kuciak and his colleagues started their investigation by looking into the hiring of Maria Troskova by Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico as an assistant and her business partner, a man close to the ‘ndrangheta.
How the ‘ndrangheta is smuggling cocaine through Western Africa to Europe.
The Paradise Papers is a global investigation into the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and 95 media partners explored 13.4 million leaked files from a combination...
Leaked documents obtained by IRPI, in an investigation published by The Guardian and by L'Expresso, show how EU passports were sold under controversial “golden visa” schemes to billionaire Russian oligarchs and Ukrainian elites accused of corruption as well as to a...
Tracking down what British investigators couldn’t, IRPI journalists pieced together how the modern Italian mob uses the British financial system to stash its ill-gotten cash. The Righi family has been accused by the Antimafia prosecutors of Naples of laundering...
Each member of the European Parliament gets 4,342 euros every month, mainly to fund an office in their own country. But offices for 249 MEPs do not exist or seem nowhere to be found. So far 133 out of the 748 current parliamentarians told what they pay in office rent,...
Erdogan’s family members and the entrepreneurs with closest links to the Turkish President. Shrewd businessmen with ties to the Kremlin. Golden men of Azerbaijan’s dictator. These are the men and the corporations reaping big profits from the $45-billion natural gas infrastructure landing in Italy. A new investigative report by journalists of “l’Espresso” magazine, Italian partner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (Icij).
Two years ago the investigations done by the Antimafia Prosecutor Offices of Reggio Calabria and Rome have uncovered a large cocaine trafficking which from Latin America was heading to Rotterdam disguised as 'flowers'. The hub of the trafficking was the flower market...
The European Union has deep pockets when it comes to security. Major defense contractors and tech giants compete for generous subsidies, to better protect us from crime and terrorism. At least that’s the idea. But who really benefits? The public or the security...
According to an Italian newspaper, members of the Martiradonna family, who have been given residence permits in Malta and whose patriarch was investigated by anti-mafia police in 2009, relocated their gaming franchise to Malta through their associates.
A cache of leaked documents provides names of politicians and others linked to more than 175,000 Bahamian companies registered between 1990 and 2016.
The investigations follows two leads. In the first one, we tell about the activities of Italian broker Curio Pintus, sentenced for laundering money of Italian crume syndicate 'ndrangheta 15 years ago. Today, Pintus still operates with his old friends through a...
The tale of the ‘Ndrangheta’s most important cocaine broker.
One of the biggest leaks in journalistic history reveals the secretive offshore companies used to hide wealth, evade taxes and commit fraud by the world’s dictators, business tycoons and criminals.
How a Syrian network smuggles weapons, drugs, and refugees across the Mediterranean. We went in search of their ships and their shell corporations. The trail took us from the Middle East to Piraeus and Hamburg.
How many innocent people have been killed by Italian mafias, caught in crossfire, killed for extorsion or by accident? IRPI’s new research brings the number to an astonishing 1.120, among whom are 125 women and 105 youth.
Friends and family of President Ilham Aliyev make free use of two luxury yachts worth US$ 59 million that are owned by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR).
The Italian mafia has established a hidden but lethal presence in Africa. Its members own diamond mines, nightclubs and land, all with the complicity of corrupt regimes. Read our investigtion.
Trial for alleged rape of 16-year-old visitor from Australia prompts claims from other women who stayed with suspect in Padua.
Forged bonds worth billions of Euros harm the world economy. International fraudsters use fake German government bonds to trick banks and clients.
The Gaza Strip suffers daily power cuts of 8 hours or more; the region’s only power plant produces far too little electricity to meet the people’s needs. How did things get this far, after massive international aid has been invested in the region?
British shoppers browsing Asda’s supermarket shelves for a touch of the Mediterranean culinary might have been forgiven for thinking that the labels on the cans of an own-brand tomato puree meant what they said. After all, they read: “Produced in Italy”.
Dangerous garbage is being imported to Albania before disappearing without trace, an investigation into the murky world of waste exports reveals. From Prishtina Insight, produced with the support of SCOOP.
“Toxic Europe”, is a documentary movie produced by FLARE Network, Novaya Gazeta, Associazione Ilaria Alpi, Associazione di Giornalismo Investigativo and Daily Blog, winner of the “Best International Organised Crime Report”.
“The Black Market in Bluefin” is a 7-month investigation run in 2010 by The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
The world’s most widely smuggled legal substance. The illicit trafficking of tobacco is a multibillion-dollar business, fueling organized crime and corruption, robbing governments of needed tax money.
An account into the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric by the name of Abu Omar, carried out in Milan by Cia agents.