How Billions of Dollars of Eastern European Criminal Proceeds Are Laundered Into The West
Since 2008, half a trillion dollars has left Russia for Europe and America, with much of it being held through vehicles in the BVI and other offshore jurisdictions. Some of it represents the assets of oligarchs but a significant amount can be linked to narcotics trafficking, tax evasion and money laundering.
Investigative journalists in eastern Europe tracked down the details of one such case - a $20 billion international money laundering scheme involving bribed judges in Moldova, organized crime groups, and Russian banks owned by Vladimir Putin's cousin.
They will explain how money gets into the West and the state-of-the-art techniques, including the use of offshore structures, that are used to launder criminal proceeds.
They will also introduce the 'Investigative Dashboard', a tool they designed to help investigators track these kind of cases.
Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Executive Director, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (Romania)