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How London became the dirty money capital of the world

| Financial Times | Russian oligarchs and companies have been investing in London for two decades, encouraged by British politicians of all stripes, but critics say the ‘London laundromat’ cleans dirty money from Russia and across the globe. The FT…

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The Multilevel Marketing Cults: Lies, Pyramid Schemes, and the Pursuit of Financial Freedom

| James Jani | These companies follow a Multi-Level Marketing model, that means they often do not sell their products/services via retailers, but through a workforce of people sometimes called their “distributors”. This strategy is also often labelled as Network…

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The Collapse of Lehman Brothers – A Simple Overview

| Company Man | The Lehman Brothers bankruptcy is the largest one of all time and it helped spark the 2008 financial crisis. The subject can be a bit complex but given that it’s such a historical event, I think…

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Waste Management $1.8 Billion Fraud Story

| deepEND | Waste Management FBI Fraud Story When we hear the term waste management, what comes to mind is the truck that picks up garbage, and that’s all. However, there’s more to that. Why do you think Bill Gates…

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The $500 Billion/Year World of Counterfeits

| VICE | ‘Bad Goods’ is a documentary series for Vice News looking at the worldwide illicit trade market, from wildlife trafficking, counterfeit item selling and sand mining. It will follow key people, from enforcement to traffickers, at the heart…

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Illegal Logging: The Problem

| European Forest Institute | Trees are vital to our planet, they are the natural protectors of our climate. As the largest plants in the world, they provide us with oxygen, store carbon, stabilize the soil, and give life to…

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How the pandemic has fuelled money laundering I FT

| Financial Times | Over the past 12 months Covid-19 has curtailed countless business activities, but not money laundering. The UN estimates some $1.6tn is laundered every year, and authorities say lockdown measures have presented criminals with even greater opportunities…

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