Russia’s richest woman, who moved to London after her husband was dismissed as mayor of Moscow amid corruption allegations, has been forced to resign as a trustee of a major London charity as a result of a Finance Uncovered investigation into a six-figure donation.

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Finance Uncovered worked with a senior journalist in Angola to publish a version of the following article in The Times newspaper on Tuesday, August 13 2019. The piece was followed up by MailOnline.

 

A publicly aired planning dispute over a proposed west London house extension has inadvertently revealed the billionaire daughter of an African kleptocrat to be the owner of a £13 million mansion in one of Britain’s most secretive gated communities. Read More

Confidential documents leaked as part of a major collaboration between investigative journalists reveal how international companies profit and conceal their pivotal role in the deadly shipbreaking industry.

The commercial contract, obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and analysed by Finance Uncovered as part of the Mauritius Leaks project, provides a rare insight into how blue chip corporations boast about their environmental ethics on the one hand, while on the other Read More

Today, The Guardian publishes an investigation we have carried out with them into Kenya’s biggest betting company, SportPesa. With its name emblazoned on the shirts of Premier League club Everton FC and a Formula One racing team, SportPesa is Kenya’s most powerful gambling firm – operating in a sector that sucks $2bn from Kenyans every year.

Its shareholders include Bulgarian businessmen, one of whom, Guerassim Nikolov, has a background in casinos Read More

A Finance Uncovered investigation today reveals details about a royal-backed UK charity accused of bolstering the regime that runs one of Africa’s most authoritarian and kleptocratic countries.

The findings centre on the City of London-registered Brazzaville Foundation, fronted by the Queen’s controversial cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, as its patron. Read More

Finance Uncovered worked with The Times in London and journalists and activists in its international network to produce an investigation showing how a British commodities firm and its former chief executive received millions of pounds from one of the biggest corporate bribery scandals in history.

The Times ran this news piece that splashed its Business section and a two-page 1600-word spread inside here.

Our partners in Nigeria, Premium Times, ran its version of the story here. It was bylined by Oladeinde Olawoyin, who attended our illicit finance training course in London in September 2018. Read More