Real Estate
14th June 2021
By Dejan Milovac  and Jared Ferrie, OCCRP, 11 June 2021 OCCRP — Zoran Bećirović says he’s an ordinary property developer, and he’s suing Montenegro’s two biggest newspapers and a civil society organization for years of reporting “baseless claims” against him in their coverage of his high-profile land… Read More
10th June 2021
The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has issued the anti-money laundering and counterterrorism guidelines for Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs), real estate brokers, and dealers of jewelry and precious metals and stones. Mel Georgie Racela, executive director of the AMLC Secretariat, said the financial intelligence unit issued Resolution 109 last May… Read More
9th June 2021
By Lindita Çela and Ushinor Majumdar, OCCRP, 8 June 2021 OCCRP — On a mild afternoon in March 2019, one of India’s most ostentatiously wealthy families prepared to board their private jet at Albania’s Tirana International Airport. The Sandesaras had been on the run since 2017, when… Read More
9th June 2021
Around 600 investigators searched 31 buildings in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and police arrested a family of four Tuesday in connection with alleged money laundering, organized crime and welfare fraud. Police and special units from the state office that investigates organized crime arrested a 46-year-old man, his… Read More
7th June 2021
France has opened a probe into the personal wealth of Riad Salameh, central bank chief in crisis-hit Lebanon, sources told AFP on Sunday. Paris financial prosecutors have opened a preliminary probe into criminal association and money laundering by Salameh, a source close to the investigation and a judicial source said,… Read More
7th June 2021
OCCRP — Raimbek Matraimov, the former deputy customs chief of Kyrgyzstan who was convicted of large-scale corruption earlier this year, has purchased an elite new apartment in the center of Bishkek, contradicting claims that his criminal sentence had brought him to the brink of financial ruin. In February… Read More
4th June 2021
The Qatari state has been accused of playing a central role in a secret money laundering operation to send hundreds of millions of dollars to jihadists in Syria. A claim issued this week at the High Court in London alleges that a private office of the Gulf state’s monarch was… Read More
4th June 2021
Kyiv’s Pechersky district court has ruled to seize Ukrainian blogger Anatoly Sharij’s real estate and bank accounts. He announced this on Telegram on June 2. According to him, he has not been living in Ukraine for 10 years and allegedly has not been involved in financial… Read More
3rd June 2021
AP — German authorities are investigating allegations of fraud involving the massive rollout of free coronavirus tests, which are being carried out now in converted cellphone stores, beauticians and art galleries across the country. Germans have to present a negative test result in order to enter… Read More
3rd June 2021
A $3.5 billion residential and commercial real-estate project being developed on the site of a former aerodrome in Minsk is expected to change the face of the Belarusian capital. Minsk World, as the project is known, is to feature a modern financial center with glass-facade skyscrapers surrounded by dozens… Read More