I didn’t discover the world of offshore and kleptocracy myself. It was my sister, Darcy Tuttle, who first explained it to me. Her work got her interested in the details of money laundering scandals. One day, she started explaining to me the role of London-based financial intuitions in these schemes – I happened to be studying abroad at Oxford at the time – and I was dumbfounded. How could a county with a robust democracy and strong rule of law serve also as a hub of transnational crime and corruption? While champion democracy around the world, rich countries and their...
The way to defeat crooks is not to join them but to fight them relentlessly, to fight without mercy or quarter. Those words, uttered by U.S. Congressman Wright Patman in 1967 in [...]
At this point, it should come as no surprise that the U.S. is arguably the largest offshore and financial secrecy haven in the world. Look at any of the traditional tools associated [...]
Whistleblowers are vital to revealing and combatting illegal offshoring activity, and to identifying the networks of “respectable” white collar enablers who make these crimes possible. What Martin Woods, who blew the whistle [...]
Without whistleblowers, we would not have the Panama Papers…