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Why White-Collar Criminals Think the Panama Papers Won't Change Shit

A current prisoner who used to hang with Bernie Madoff asked some convicted financial criminals for their take.
Robert Rosso
4.18.16
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How Politicians Could Stop Offshore Tax Havens (if They Wanted To)

To do it right, the world would have to go after one notorious bastion of tax secrecy: the United States of America.
David Dayen
4.7.16
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We Asked an Offshore Banking Industry Insider How the Feds Will Respond to the Panama Papers

The massive data leak has politicians around the world on the defensive. But how will the US government react?
Allie Conti
4.5.16
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Some of the World's Biggest Banks Admitted to Gaming the Currency Market

JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Citigroup, and Royal Bank of Scotland have to pay billions in fines after pleading guilty to activities that sound straight out of "Wolf of Wall Street."
Allie Conti
5.21.15
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This Former Bank Regulator Quit His Job to Fight For His House

Eric Mains has been fighting big banks in court for years, and now he's embarking on a major gambit: He doesn't think they can prove they actually own his mortgage.
David Dayen
5.18.15
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After Years of Incompetence, the New York Fed Is Losing Power to Washington

After a series of catastrophic failures to regulate Wall Street banks, the New York Fed had many of its powers secretly stripped away by the federal government.
David Dayen
3.9.15
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The Lawyer Who Went from Fighting for Guantánamo Bay Inmates to Going After Shady Banks

Josh Denbeaux takes on cases most attorneys would consider lost causes. When I asked him why, he said, "Well, I don't lose."
David Dayen
2.25.15
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2014 Was a Banner Year for Injustice in America

Here's everything we learned about policing and crime this year.
Matt Taylor
12.16.14
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I Set Up a Shell Corporation, and So Can You!

Just how easy is it to establish a bogus business entity that can be used to funnel money offshore? I decided to see for myself.
Ken Silverstein
12.15.14
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Rogue Ex-Billionaire Is Verbose in Arguing for Release from Prison

Allen Stanford filed a 299-page brief last month with the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, making no fewer than 15 lengthy arguments about why he should be set free. He was convicted in 2012 on 13 felony charges related to America’s...
Michael Lindenberger, Dallas Morning News and Murray
10.5.14