The German giant processed hundreds of millions of dollars of suspicious transactions into the US for a Cyprus bank awash with dirty money linked to the Kremlin, Syrian chemical weapons, organised crime, and ISIS.
The US government ruled Mikhail Lesin’s death an accident, but multiple intelligence and law enforcement officials suspect it was a Russian hit. The government is withholding information, so today BuzzFeed News has filed a lawsuit to pry the records loose.
After the dead body of an MI6 spy was found locked in a sports bag, London police said the death was “probably an accident” – but British and American spy agencies have secret intelligence suggesting he may have been assassinated over highly sensitive work on Russia.
In the wake of a BuzzFeed News investigation, a judge is considering forcing MI6 to hand over secret files containing explosive intelligence that the Kremlin ordered the assassination of a Russian whistleblower on British soil.
Lavish London mansions. A hand-painted Rolls-Royce. And eight dead friends. For the British fixer Scot Young, working for Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic meant a life of incredible luxury – but also constant danger. His gruesome death is one of 14 that US spy agencies have linked to Russia – but the UK police shut down every last case. A bombshell cache of documents today reveals the full story of a ring of death on British soil that the government has ignored.
His nuclear research helped a judge determine that former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko had been assassinated – likely on Putin’s orders. Just months after the verdict, the scientist himself was found stabbed to death with two knives. Police deemed it a suicide, but US intelligence officials suspect it was murder.
Revealed: Explosive Evidence Of A Russian Assassination On British Soil That The Government Doesn’t Want You To Read
When a financier dropped dead in Britain shortly after exposing a vast Russian crime, police said it was not suspicious. But with his inquest now underway, BuzzFeed News has uncovered explosive evidence of a suspected Kremlin assassination plot – and a secret assignation in Paris on the eve of his death – that the British authorities have sidelined.
A report on Monday evening claimed to find links between slain DNC staffer Seth Rich and WikiLeaks. But Rich's family told BuzzFeed News, "[W]e see no facts, we have seen no evidence, we have been approached with no emails."
Previously, "saying no" was not enough in Maryland, where rape victims had to show they forcibly resisted their assailants. The new law was prompted by a BuzzFeed News investigation.
Maryland lawmakers are considering a range of bills, in response to a 2016 BuzzFeed News investigation into one of the state's largest police departments.
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The change is "effective immediately." It comes in response to a BuzzFeed News investigation that revealed the police dismissed many rape cases as "unfounded" without taking that elemental step.
Across the country, women are locked up for decades because their children were abused — not by the women themselves but by their boyfriends or husbands. A 2014 BuzzFeed News investigation has now helped one of those women win her freedom. This is her story.
Police officers had cited the statute as grounds to drop rape cases without investigating them.
Two state delegates, Shelly Hettleman and Steve Lafferty, want to change how the Baltimore County Police Department handles rape cases after a BuzzFeed News investigation. They're also "prepared to support legislation" strengthening Maryland's rape law.
After BuzzFeed News found that Baltimore County detectives did not adequately investigate many rape accusations, the police department promises to "re-examine all unfounded rape cases that have occurred over the last three years."
This Police Department Tosses Aside Rape Reports When A Victim Doesn’t Resist “To The Best Of Her Ability”
Across the country, some police departments claim a vast number of rape reports are false. A BuzzFeed News investigation into a year of “unfounded” rapes in Baltimore County reveals that detectives often don't investigate them at all — even when the man had been arrested for rape before.
The idea was to ensure people who can’t afford their traffic tickets have an alternative to getting locked up. But it’s facing fierce pushback from some quarters.
The city council is pushing judges to find alternatives for people who cannot afford traffic tickets.
"The whole system's been rigged for decades," one supporter said at a rally Saturday.