Pandora papers – OCCRP
An 11-year-old boy from Azerbaijan who owned nearly $ 49 million in prime commercial real estate in London. A Czech Prime Minister who lent himself 15 million euros to buy a French castle. The unofficial wife of a Kazakh president who received a mysterious payment of $ 30 million. A Serbian politician who swore he didn’t own 24 beachfront apartments, but he did.
What do all of these stories have in common? We found them hidden deep in the files of the global offshore services industry: a coterie of bankers, lawyers, accountants and registrars who help hundreds of billions of dollars go unnoticed in the world. world every year.
These financial flows link corrupt and authoritarian regimes with secret jurisdictions around the world, from the Caribbean islands to malls like London and Dubai. International crime and corruption would not work without them.
Today, another massive document leak is pulling the curtain on the offshore industry like never before. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists obtained nearly 12 million files from 14 of these service providers and shared them with more than 600 journalists around the world, including us. We’ve spent over a year browsing them to find out how the world’s most powerful people hide their money.
Read on to find out what we found.
The Pandora Papers is a global survey of the global offshore industry, examining nearly 12 million leaked files from 14 service providers. The project was coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), in collaboration with more than 600 journalists, including more than 70 from the OCCRP network, in 117 countries.
Reporting and editing: Julia Wallace, Kira Zalan, Aubrey Belford, Pete Jones, Ilya Lozovsky, Miranda Patrucic, Drew Sullivan, Kelly Bloss, Anuška Delić, Alex Dziadosz, Ana Poenariu, Pavla Holcová, Khadija Sharife, Stelios Orphanides, Elena Loginova, Brian, Špatnides, Elena Loginova, Brian, Špatnides Paul Radu, Anna Babinets, Miglė Krancevičiūtė, Dejan Milovac, Roman Anin, Roman Shleynov, Yulia Alykova, Katya Arenina, Katya Fomina, Alesya Marohovskaya, Sonya Savina, Polina Uzhvak, Jared Ferrie, Matthew Kupfer, Alexandra Dzulovin St, Caroline Henshaw, Martin Young, Dmitry Velikovsky, Irina Dolinina, Attila Biro, Iuri Sanduta, Nicolae Cuschevici, Ion Preasca, Marcela Zamosteanu, Stevan Dojčinović, Vesna Radojević, Bojana Pavlović, Milica Vojinović, Peijaćićićićić, Saračović, Jović Sijačanović, Marčović Vojicinović, Marčović Vojicinović, Marčović Vojićićvić Baghdasaryan, Vahe Sarukhanyan, Stas Ivashkevich, Ales Yarashevich, Atanas Tchobanov, Ante Pavić, Anja Vladisavljević, Dimitar Stoyanov, Ia Asatiani, Nino Bakradze, Nanuka Bregadze, Manan a Ghoghoberidze, Aid an Yusif, Andras Petho, Blanka Zoldi, Vyacheslav Abramov, Eldiyar Arykbaev, Matej Zwitter, Maja Čakarić, Mašenjka Bačić
Checking the facts: Birgit Brauer, Dima Stoianov, Olena LaFoy, Sergiu Ipatii, Inna Civirjic, Ivana Jeremić, Bojana Pavlović, Rebekah Ward
Graphics and illustrations: James O’Brien, Edin Pasović
Photo and video: Will Jordan, Tom Stocks, Aubrey Belford
Promotion: Charles Turner
Web and interactive: Mark Nightingale, Tamas Szemann, Joris Heijkant
OCCRP partner organizations in the project:
- Hetq (Armenia)
- Daraj (Lebanon)
- Oštro (Slovenia)
- Czech Center for Investigative Journalism (Czechia)
- Belsat (Belarus)
- Siena.lt (Lithuania)
- MANS (Montenegro)
- RISE (Romania)
- RISE Moldova
- iStories (Russia)
- KRIK (Serbia)
- Slidstvo.Info (Ukraine)
- Direkt36 (Hungary)
- iFact.ge (Georgia)
- BIRD (Bulgaria)