Investigative Long

Reserved to investigations published or unpublished of a minimum length of 30 minutes.

Anatomy of a Bribe

Al Jazeera Media Network

Anatomy of a Bribe provides a remarkable insight into the complex methods used by foreign companies to corrupt politicians in Africa. Using confidential documents provided to Al Jazeera by Wikileaks, the film exposes the government ministers willing to sell off Namibia’s assets in return for millions of dollars in illegal payments. Undercover journalists spent three months posing as foreign investors looking to exploit the lucrative Namibian fishing Industry.

The Minister of Fisheries is seen willing to accept a $200,000 ‘donation’. Exclusive testimony from a whistleblower reveals that Iceland’s largest fishing company was prepared to bribe ministers and even the president in return for fishing rights worth hunderds of millions of dollars. The investigation convulsed Namibia and led to the imprisonment of two ministers and numerous public officials.

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Dirty Banking

Axel Gordh Humlesjö, Joachim Dyvermark, Linda Kakuli, Per Agerman | SVT

This is the story about Swedbank and its involvement in the biggest ever money-laundering scandal in modern history. The investigative team of SVT exposed that Swedbank has been used for systematic money laundering for nearly a decade. Over 140 billion euros have been funneled through their non resident portfolio in the Baltics. SVT also revealed how the top management of the bank withheld information from American investigators about suspicious customers.

Transactions show that Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort received nearly one million dollars in black money through Swedbank from the ex-president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. After the investigation the CEO of Swedbank was fired and the Director of the Board resigned. To this date Swedbank is under criminal investigation in Sweden, US and the Baltics and the expected outcome is billions of dollars in fines.

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Inside Our Enemies’ Life

Kamal Redouani | France 5

This extraordinary documentary gives viewers a keen understanding of the life lived by Western jihadists and their families in Syria, under the ISIS caliphate. In October 2018, an informant for European intelligence services gave investigative reporter Kamal Redouani the GPS coordinates of several sites where French jihadists had lived inside Syria.

As in his previous documentary, “Inside the Monster’s Mind,” Kamal Redouani delved headlong into the investigation, gathering a bevy of eye-opening information from new sources about the path trod by European jihadists, gleaned from internal caliphate documents and videos filmed by ISIS for its own use.

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Lino Saputo’s Lapse of Memory

Gaétan Pouliot, Marie-Maude Denis | Radio-Canada Television

Born in Montelepre, Sicily, Lino Saputo established himself with his family in Montréal, Canada in the 50’s where he built a multinational cheese empire. Lino Saputo is now one of Canada’s most prosperous businessmen. He was the long time president of Saputo inc., a multi-billion dollar dairy conglomerate. His family also owns the FC Bologna football club. However, suspected links to organized crime have sometimes tainted Lino Saputo’s success.

In his autobiography published in the fall of 2019, Saputo devotes an entire chapter denying his connection to the mafia. But new evidence unearthed by Radio-Canada’s investigative program, Enquête, reveals Lino Saputo has had decade-long links to organized crime figures. One of those figures was none other than Joe Bonnano, the godfather of the Bonnano’s, a notorious New York mafia syndicate.

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Diplomats for Sale

Al Jazeera Media Network

How much would you pay to live tax free, be immune from arrest and be allowed to carry bags through borders without being searched? This is all possible… if you buy a diplomatic passport. The investigation uncovers how a secretive trade in diplomatic appointments has helped to provide criminals with immunity from prosecution while keeping some Caribbean politicians in power.

The 18-month investigation describes how and why Dominica and Grenada have appointed foreigners to be their ambassadors around the world. The investigation includes the untold story of an Iranian fraudster who became Dominica’s Ambassador to Malaysia. Producers obtained exclusive documents establishing that hundreds of thousands of dollars were paid to Dominican Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit to help him win re-election in 2014.

 

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