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G20 Leadership on Beneficial Ownership Is Good for Business, and the World

Dr. Mo Ibrahim | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Dr. Mo Ibrahim

There is a way to help stop the corrupt and criminal from getting away with these acts: governments should collect the identity of the real, living people who ultimately own and control companies and other legal entities.

This Tiny House in Wyoming Is Home to Thousands of Shell Companies

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.29.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

2014-01-27-ScreenShot20140127at10.32.51AM.pngReporters are calling this house "the Cayman Islands on the Great Plains," a small home in the suburbs of Cheyenne that holds a pretty wild secret.

Why UN Arms Negotiations Must Include Talk of Ending Corporate Secrecy

Stefanie Ostfeld | Posted 06.01.2013 | World
Stefanie Ostfeld

As United Nations representatives meet to hammer out a Global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in New York this week, they must take into account the role of corporate secrecy in facilitating illegal arms trafficking and other crimes around the world.

A Bill to End Secrecy Surrounding Shell Companies

Stefanie Ostfeld | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Stefanie Ostfeld

Rare is the Congressional bill whose upsides so lopsidedly outweigh its downsides. With one piece of legislation, Congress can make significant inroads to combat terrorism, drug trafficking, illegal arms deals, corruption, money laundering, and tax evasion.

Shell Games: Phantom Firms Bleed Millions From Medicare

www.reuters.com | Posted 12.23.2011 | Fifty

MIAMI/ATLANTA (Reuters) - By the time authorities busted a fake AIDS clinic in Miami, it had bilked Medicare of more than $4.5 million. Still, the man...

Undermining Aid: How the U.S. Financial System Facilitates Overseas Corruption

Robert B. Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert B. Lawrence

When governments around the world are taking measures in support of fiscal austerity, foreign assistance is always a prime target for the chopping blo...

How Big Banks, Lobbyists, And Lawyers Move Dirty Money Into The US

Mother Jones | — Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Among Bank of America's 50 million customers, Pierre Falcone was far from ordinary. An infamous global arms dealer who illegally sold weapons to Angol...