A giant leak of more than 11.5 million financial and legal records exposes a system that enables crime, corruption and wrongdoing, hidden by secretive offshore companies.
- Current and former world leaders in the data include the prime minister of Iceland, the president of Ukraine, and the king of Saudi Arabia
- More than 214,000 offshore entities appear in the leak, connected to people in more than 200 countries and territories
How a telecom giant dealt with terrorists and financed shady deals in pursuit of profits around the globe.
- Ericsson made tens of millions of dollars in suspicious payments over nearly a decade to sustain its business in Iraq, financing slush funds, trips abroad for defense officials and payoffs through middlemen to corporate executives and terrorists.
- The telecom giant relied on politically connected fixers and unvetted subcontractors, sham contracts, inflated invoices, falsified financial statements and payments to “consultants” with nebulous job descriptions as part of its business dealings in Iraq.
The FinCEN Files show trillions in tainted dollars flow freely through major banks, swamping a broken enforcement system.
- Global financial giants have moved a flood of dirty money tied to mobsters, fraudsters and corrupt regimes.
- U.S. law enforcement agencies don't prosecute megabanks that break the law
Health authorities across the globe have failed to protect millions of patients from poorly tested implants, the first-ever global examination of the medical device industry reveals.
- Governments have allowed products on the market with little or no human testing that went on to cause great harm
- Devices pulled off the market in some countries over safety concerns remain for sale in others
- More than 1.7 million injuries and nearly 83,000 deaths in the US alone are linked to medical devices over the last decade
Trove of secret files details opaque financial universe where global elite shield riches from taxes, probes and accountability.
- Offshore banking continues to thrive despite decades of legislation, investigations and international agreements aimed at combating money laundering and tax dodging.
- South Dakota and more than a dozen U.S. states have become leaders in the business of selling financial secrecy
World Bank Papers
The World Bank regularly failed to follow its own rules for protecting millions of people displaced by development.
- Over the last decade, projects funded by the World Bank have physically or economically displaced an estimated 3.4 million people, forcing them from their homes, taking their land or damaging their livelihoods.
- The World Bank has financed governments and companies who commit human rights violations such as rape, murder and torture. And continued to bankroll these borrowers even after evidence of abuses emerged.
A major global collaboration reveals secrets from one of the world’s most prestigious offshore law firms, a specialized trust company and 19 company registries in secrecy jurisdictions.
- Reveals offshore interests and activities of more than 120 politicians and world leaders, including Queen Elizabeth II
- Exposes the tax engineering of more than 100 multinational corporations, including Apple, Nike
Biden Laptop Emails
A giant leak of more than 128,000 emails found on a laptop that First Son Hunter Biden allegedly discarded at a computer repair shop in Delaware.
US National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration is an "independent federal agency of the United States government within the executive branch", charged with the preservation and documentation of government and historical records.