Reporters from the Ukraine working for Slidstvo.info and the Organised Crime & Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) found eight luxury apartments in central London that belonged to members of one of the country’s most fearsome criminal gangs. We helped the Ukraine journalists confirm ownership details and valuations of the London properties.

The details emerged thanks to the Paradise Papers.

Read the OCCRP story here
Watch BBC’s Panorama here

Picture: Mayor of Odesa’s official office (Shutterstock)

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Nick Mathiason has been a business and finance journalist for close to 30 years and has broken a sizeable number of impactful stories that have had international prominence. Subjects investigated include developing countries access to medicine, vulture funds, labour issues and the growth of private equity. One of the first UK journalists to report on industrial scale tax avoidance, in 2012 Nick founded and today co-directs Finance Uncovered. Formerly a business correspondent at The Observer, The Guardian, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the Big Issue magazine for the homeless, Nick has been shortlisted for major international journalism prizes on numerous occasions. PGP Public Key Fingerprint: 57DE8CD5