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NEW: We’re publishing a new investigative package on the #TroikaLaundromat, the vast financial scheme we revealed in March that allowed Russian elites, including oligarchs, politicians, and criminals, to channel billions of dollars out of the country. /1
Now we’re going behind the scenes. First, we show how IOS Group, a Latvian/Irish company registration agent, laid the groundwork for the Laundromat by creating the shell companies that allowed it to function. /2…
In addition to showing how IOS Group helped create the #TroikaLaundromat, the story looks into some of the other schemes that offshores created by the company were involved in, including the Russian Magnitsky affair and the PrivatBank scandal in Ukraine. /3
Be sure to click the buttons at the bottom, which will lead you to new sections detailing specific aspects of the story, including who created IOS and how its business jumped from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. /4
Today’s second new investigation looks into Ukio Bankas, the Lithuanian bank that hosted the #TroikaLaundromat bank accounts, and its colorful Russian owner, Vladimir Romanov. /5…
We’re also publishing a new interactive graphic that allows readers to examine 47,000 transactions, totaling over 26 billion euros, that took place between Troika Laundromat companies. /6…
Finally, a new “Parties to the Transactions” page highlights people, companies, and organizations that interacted with the #TroikaLaundromat. Not all did anything wrong — but their involvement paints a fuller picture of how vast the system was. /7…
Here’s everything — including our earlier reporting — all on one page. And there’s still more to come. /END…
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