Category: Tracing the Story
The FinCEN Files
A Buzzfeed News-ICIJ collaboration investigated financial documents that revealed that banks that were tracking and flagging suspicious transactions — as mandated by law — continued to bank with the same clients. Winner of the 2021 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting.
Ferdinand Mensah Ayité is the second Honourable Mention for the TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2021 for his series on “Petrolegate,” a corruption scandal involving the organisation that monitors the price of oil in the Togolese Republic.
Fergus Shiel was part of the ICIJ-FRONTLINE team that received an Honourable Mention for the 2021 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting for “Luanda Leaks,” an investigation into two decades of corrupt deals by Angola’s wealthiest business woman.
The Mexican Army diverted 156 million dollars to shell companies
Zorayda Gallegos Valle won the TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2021 for her article in El País about corruption in the Mexican Army’s contractor work.
Schools of Illusion
Asaad Al-Zalzali on uncovering mismanaged school funds in Iraq for a story that won the 2020 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting.
The Extortion Economy
Renee Dudley from ProPublica won the 2020 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting when she discovered the link between insurance payouts and increasing ransomware attacks.
Tajikistan: Money by Marriage
Vlad Lavrov was part of the OCCRP team that was an Honourable Mention for the 2019 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting for shining a light on the intertwined political and business fortunes in Tajikistan.
John-Allan Namu and the Africa Uncensored team won the TRACE Prize for Investigate Reporting in 2019 for their documentary “The Profiteers” that exposed money laundering done by South Sudanese politicians and generals.
The unlikely partnership that unlocked Congo’s crude
Philippe Engels talks about the Semlex/OCCRP investigation on oil corruption in Congo that won the 2019 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting.
Secrets in the Sky
Kelly Carr and Jaimi Dowdell discuss their investigation on the failures of registration of aircraft in the U.S. that won the 2018 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting.