The bombshell investigation that implicated senior politicians in corruption and forced the Cyprus government to abolish its ‘golden passport’ programme. The Cyprus Mail wrote, “Our political system was shaken to its core by the release of the Al Jazeera video and it now appears to be falling apart.”
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17 Aug 2021 | 26 min read
Christopher Samuelson is the man who is trusted by the world’s rich to move around money using shady constructions and complicated trusts.
Who is this “ultimate man in the shadows”, the person who built a financial empire by trusting the new millionaires and billionaires of post-Soviet Russia?
This is the story of one mysterious financier who came to sit at the top table of oligarchs and power.
10 Aug 2021 | 37 min read
Football middlemen tell undercover reporters how they can hide a criminal’s money and identity behind offshore trusts and use “dirty tricks” to deceive the football authorities.
The I-Unit’s undercover reporters reach the brink of striking a deal for a fictitious criminal to buy and launder money through Derby County FC, one of England’s oldest football clubs.
3 Aug 2021
Analysis of data suggests construction of airstrip and jetty for military use as India expands influence towards Africa.
1 Dec 2019 | 26 min read
An Al Jazeera investigation into the corrupt power brokers and global business elites defrauding the Namibian people.
The Men Who Sell Football
An I-Unit undercover investigation reveals how English football clubs can be bought by convicted criminals and become vehicles to launder dirty money.
All the Prime Minister’s Men
An explosive investigation reveals how a criminal gang is colluding with the security forces of Bangladesh and has links to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.