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.
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.
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.
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.
The Treasury committee called on the Financial Conduct Authority to force the bank to pay “reasonable compensation” to businesses harmed by the “bad practice” exposed by BuzzFeed News and the BBC.
The Financial Conduct Authority has sparked fury by saying it lacks the power to take action against the Royal Bank of Scotland, while a £400 million compensation scheme has been branded “wholly inadequate” by victims.
"This information is not in the public domain and we would be grateful if you could ensure it is kept confidential."
"They are the great white sharks of RBS – they chose to screw over 100-plus families and 30 staff, just to make a profit.”
Exclusive: MP John Mann has asked the Serious Fraud Office to open an “urgent investigation” into the “outrageous” conduct revealed in the RBS Files.
The RBS Files expose the bank’s secret scheme to boost revenues during the financial crisis by draining businesses of cash and stripping their assets, blowing apart its previous statements to the public and parliament.
Wagers poured in for a match between a highly ranked Swiss player and a low-ranked Russian player.
Nineteen people have been arrested and nine of them charged with money laundering after BuzzFeed News revealed Lycamobile’s “deeply suspicious” cash movements.
Abandoned offices, PO boxes, building sites, and fake addresses. We visited the ghost companies that French prosecutors suspect funnelled tens of millions of euros into the accounts of the telecoms giant Lycamobile.
Lycamobile's business practices are so bizarre that even its own auditors can't understand the movement of hundreds of millions of pounds around its sprawling offshore empire. Can you?
BuzzFeed News has written to the man in charge of tackling match-fixing in tennis in response to a statement from his unit asking for any "hard evidence" to be handed over.
Claims world tennis authorities did not respond to rampant corruption.
The sport's governing bodies have been accused of burying a list of 100 players caught gambling on tennis and scapegoating only five of them.
Global match-fixing evidence found in crime ring's secret files.
The head of the Tennis Integrity Unit told MPs there were 246 suspicious betting alerts on tennis in 2015 alone — seventeen times more than in 2012.
The sports-betting watchdog ESSA flagged 73 suspicious tennis matches in 2015 — more than all other sports combined. Eight of the matches took place in Turkey, the highest count for any country.
There were three times as many suspicious match alerts in tennis last year than in all other sports combined, a report obtained by BuzzFeed News has revealed.
New files show the tennis authorities were urged to launch a "vigorous" investigation into match-fixing evidence — but did nothing.
Betting worth billions. Elite players. Violent threats. Covert messages with Sicilian gamblers. And suspicious matches at Wimbledon. Leaked files expose match-fixing evidence that tennis authorities have kept secret for years.
David Cameron's party reported fresh donations of £217,500 from Lycamobile weeks after BuzzFeed News revealed the telecoms giant's "deeply suspicious" business practices.
Lycamobile's main telecoms rival reported its suspicious money movements to the police after corporate spies were hired to tail its bagmen, BuzzFeed News can reveal.
A BuzzFeed News investigation uncovers secret details of a "shady" deal between the offshore empire of a major Tory donor and the nephew of the former Sri Lankan president accused of corruption and war crimes.
This is how the firm that deposits up to £1 million a week at the Post Office in rucksacks full of cash bought its way into the Tory elite.
How Lyca's bagmen ferried rucksacks full of cash all over London.
BuzzFeed News followed three bagmen from Lycamobile as they made "deeply suspicious" six-figure daily cash deposits at the Post Office.
A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals the police duo, known in Soho as “the Sheriff” and “the Gruffalo”, who are suspected of taking bribes from security firms to pressure bars and strip clubs into using their bouncers.
A FIFA official confirmed that the Swiss Attorney General’s office seized IT data relating to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups from FIFA’s headquarters.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter was the tiny Gulf State’s main protector. Now sources say leaders of Qatar’s bid committee have been advised not to set foot in the United States, for fear of being arrested in the largest bribery and corruption investigation in sporting history.
FIFA's decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar — and President Sepp Blatter's refusal to reconsider the move despite a mountain of evidence of corruption — has led soccer to the worst crisis in its history.
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