“It’s Like A Leech On Me”: Child Abuse Registries Punish Unsuspecting Parents Of Color
Millions of parents have been placed on these lists, often for the vague offense of “neglect.” The consequences can last for decades. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich Invested At Least $1.3 Billion With US Financiers, Secret Records Show
European governments have frozen the Russian oligarch’s assets, including mansions and a soccer team. But how much he poured into the US has stayed secret.
Secret Documents Show It’s Not Going To Be Easy To Seize Russian Oligarchs’ Money
As the US takes aim at Putin’s inner circle, the FinCEN Files show how easily Russian billionaires have been able to game the system of financial regulations.
The US Just Blocked This Russian Bank. Secret Documents Show How It Moved Oligarchs’ Millions.
Promsvyazbank was a conduit in some of the biggest money laundering operations in history, including the so-called Russian Laundromat and a scheme to move stolen money into high-end Manhattan real estate.
A Year After The FinCEN Files, The Biggest Change Is Still A Work In Progress
A year after the publication of a groundbreaking global investigation, the details of how to stop money laundering are still coming into focus.
A New Survey Of The Financial Industry Shows Significant Support For The FinCEN Files Investigation
Some in the financial industry warned the unprecedented reporting project would have a chilling effect. Now, many say it could improve the system.
Here’s What Is Changing After The FinCEN Files Shook The World Of Banking
After BuzzFeed News and ICIJ published a joint investigation, officials across the globe began taking action to finally thwart illicit financial activity and the criminals who move money through Western banks.
Congress Has Passed Sweeping Anti–Money Laundering Legislation. Now It’s Up To Trump.
The law would force shell companies, and criminals who may hide behind them, into view — if it survives Trump’s veto.
Pollsters Changed How They Do Things After Messing Up In 2016. They Still Screwed Up In 2020.
Here’s what we know so far.
If The Trump Vs. Biden Polls Are Wrong, This Is How It’ll Happen
Plenty of voters — especially Democrats — have anxiety about poll numbers after Trump’s win in 2016.
Who Is Really In Charge On Portland’s Streets?
US Marshals deputized 56 Portland police officers earlier this year and won’t release them despite official requests. Now Portlanders are wondering if the police will answer to the city or the Trump administration if there are protests on Election Day.
FinCEN Files: Banks Flagged Felix Sater for $100 Million In Suspicious Activity
Six financial institutions alerted the government to payments that had the hallmarks of financial crime — including millions that passed through an upstate New York mall — but Sater said they’re all legitimate.
Michael Flynn’s Bank Raised Alarms On Transactions, But Only After Trump Fired Him
Secret government documents identified more than $500,000 in payments originating in Turkey.
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.