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Entries in Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (13)

Monday
Aug292016

Resource Alert: Huge public-access database for corruption research

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a non-profit network of investigative journalism centers in Europe and Eurasia, launched a searchable data platform that now has more than 3.6 million documents.

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Tuesday
May242016

Report: Azerbaijan First Family owns $140 million in luxury homes around globe

Azerbaijani President Ilham AliyevThe president of oil-rich Azerbaijan and his two daughters own foreign luxury flats and homes -- three of them in London -- together worth $140 million.

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Friday
Jul312015

Jailed Azerbaijan journalist: ‘If they aren't happy with my reports, stop stealing’ (with video)

Investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova is in prison in Baku after she published a series of reports about corruption in the Azerbaijan regime.

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Friday
Jun262015

How the Uzbek first daughter locked up the local telecoms market (with video)

Journalists from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project uncovered documents last year appearing to show $300 million in bribes to Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, in exchange for access to the country's telecoms market.​

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Tuesday
Mar312015

Journalists help whistleblowers stay safe in Eastern Europe, Central Asia

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project launched a new, secure whistleblowing platform last week. OCCRP Leaks is a way for honest officials and other whistleblowers in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to pass information to the OCCRP anonymously.

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Friday
Jan092015

Anti-graft journalists name Putin the 2014 Person of the Year

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has named Russia president Vladimir Putin the 2014 Person of the Year. The award is given annually to the person who does the most to enable and promote organized criminal activity, the OCCRP said.

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Tuesday
Jun242014

Philippine senator surrenders following anti-graft court arrest order

Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada, courtesy of WikipediaSen. Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada turned himself on Monday after an anti-corruption court ordered his arrest on charges of stealing more than $4.2 million in government funds, the Office of the President of the Philippines reported.

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Tuesday
Apr222014

Report: Cash, booze and drugs buy India votes

2014 General Election MapElection officials in India since March have seized $36 million in cash, about 700,000 gallons of alcohol, and 220 pounds of heroin intended to buy votes for the ongoing 2014 election.

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Wednesday
Feb052014

Italian cleaning mogul arrested for corruption

An Italian businessman who built a $350 million empire on cleaning contracts and industrial maintenance was arrested in Spain on charges embezzlement, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, and tax offenses.

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Tuesday
Dec312013

Annual corruption award goes to....the Romanian parliament

Romanian parliament buildingThe Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) acknowledges each year the efforts of those who make our world a more crime and corruption-plagued place to live.

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Friday
Aug092013

‘Our currency is information’

Here's a clip featuring a journalist from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project with tips about how to ‘follow the money.’

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Tuesday
Jun112013

Can Bulgaria ever meet EU clean-government standards?

Marin Raykov became the Bulgarian Acting Prime Minister in March 2013 (photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)Just two percent of companies win 98 percent of all public procurement deals in Bulgaria, according to the head of BORKOR, Bulgaria’s state anti-corruption and organized crime agency.

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