8 Things You Need To Know About The Dark Side Of The World's Biggest Banks, As Revealed In The FinCEN Files
These are the major findings after BuzzFeed News worked with more than 100 news organizations to unravel the secrets inside 2,100 confidential documents filed by banks across the globe.
FinCEN Files: The Documents
These are some of the documents BuzzFeed News used for the FinCEN Files investigation.
A Russian Billionaire With Close Ties To Putin Made Suspicious Payments To Nobu
The high-end sushi empire received $600,000 as part of a deal with Aras Agalarov, a friend of President Donald Trump's.
How To Find A Company That Barely Even Exists
A $27.1 million shipment of fluorescent lamps. A bogus website. Elusive owners. A FinCEN Files detective story.
The Banker Was A Spy
The Russian bank VEB has long operated in the United States — despite dozens of suspicious activity reports outlining concerns that it was a threat to national security. A FinCEN Files investigation.
HSBC's Secret Files: The Inside Tale Of What Happened After It Apologized For Being Dirty
From the FinCEN Files investigation: Secret documents show how one of the world’s biggest banks kept doing business with companies that its own employees raised red flags about.
Standard Chartered’s Problems With Suspicious Clients Didn’t Go Away. Just Like These Two Ex-Employees Had Been Saying.
Confidential records from the FinCEN Files show that the bank was reporting its own suspicions about customers with links to Iran until at least 2017.
Documents Show Deutsche Bank’s Top Executives Were Warned It Had A Dirty Money Problem. Then A $10 Billion Scandal Broke.
When the $10 billion mirror trading scandal was exposed, little emerged about who its victims were or how much Deutsche’s executives knew. The FinCEN Files investigation shows how deep the rot went.
He Was At The Heart Of Two Of The Biggest Dirty Money Scandals In History. These Are His Secrets.
Alexander Perepilichnyy transformed himself from a money launderer to a whistleblower, and then he died. The company he founded began a new life in the criminal underworld. A FinCEN Files investigation.
Deadly Terror Networks And Drug Cartels Use Huge Banks To Finance Their Crimes. These Secret Documents Show How The Banks Profit.
Thousands of secret “suspicious activity reports” offer a never-before-seen picture of corruption and complicity — and how the government lets it flourish.
We Got Our Hands On Thousands Of Secret Documents. Let’s Break Them Down.
Twenty-two thousand pages of never-before-released government documents. Hundreds of thousands of transactions. More than $2 trillion. A close accounting of BuzzFeed News’ unprecedented trove.
After Trump's Ukraine Scandal, Congress Is Moving To Strengthen Whistleblower Protections
Reviewing a summary obtained by BuzzFeed News, one expert said: “These look like incredibly important, excellent reforms."
Mueller Memos Part 7: These Documents Reveal What People Close To The President Told Mueller’s Team About Trump And Russia
BuzzFeed News sued the US government under the Freedom of Information Act for the right to see all the work that Robert Mueller’s team kept secret. Today we are publishing the seventh installment of the FBI’s summaries of interviews with witnesses in the investigation.
"We Could Be Looking Into A Lot Of Trouble": VA Nurses Fear Hospitals Won't Be Ready For What Comes Next In The Coronavirus Pandemic
Employees want assurances of protective gear and better planning. Across the nation, 31 VA employees have died and more than 1,000 have been infected.
Sen. Richard Burr, Who Is Under Investigation For Selling Stocks After A Coronavirus Briefing, Is Stepping Down From A Key Committee Post
"We agreed that this decision would be in the best interests of the committee and will be effective at the end of the day tomorrow," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.
A Top Democrat Says The State Department Has Sent Republicans Thousands Of Pages For Their Biden Investigation While Ignoring Democratic Requests
“It is wholly inappropriate for the State Department to dedicate its limited resources to voluntarily complying with Republican requests,” Sen. Ron Wyden wrote.
Obama Privately Blasted A Republican Investigation Into Joe Biden And Ukraine, Calling It An Effort To Boost “Russian Disinformation”
Obama’s office made the comments in a letter about releasing presidential records to senators.
Congress Is Ratcheting Up Its Efforts To Force The Trump Administration To Publicly Reveal Who Ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s Killing
The effort would be similar to a successful push years ago to get the Obama administration to declassify a 9/11 report about Saudi Arabia, an official says.
A Detroit Nurse Was Fired After Speaking Out About Her Hospital’s Handling Of The Coronavirus Outbreak. Now She’s Fighting Back.
Kenisa Barkai, who filed a whistleblower lawsuit against her former employer, says she threatened to alert state authorities to the problems in the long-beleaguered hospital.
Nearly 3,000 Health Care System Employees In The Detroit Area Have Confirmed Or Suspected Coronavirus Infections
The number is likely higher as not all health care systems are revealing how many employees have been infected.