Interview with Mr. Paul Radu, Executive director Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Teodorin Obiang had lived the high life in Paris and elsewhere for years. The son of Equatorial Guinea's president has been found guilty of corruption and money laundering by a French court and his assets seized.
The new leaks of financial records illustrate how powerful individuals and companies across Africa use offshore havens to not only avoid paying taxes, but also to hide bribery and illegal dealings.
The European Parliament will send a team to Malta to probe how rule of law is applied, as well as corruption and money laundering, a senior MEP says. It's a response to the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
The gesture comes as MEPs passed a resolution questioning the rule of law and press freedom in Malta. Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb in October after years of exposing political graft and corruption.
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