BuzzFeed News And The International Consortium Of Investigative Journalists Publish Landmark Investigation Exposing Global Network Of Financial Corruption On Government's Watch | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

BuzzFeed News And The International Consortium Of Investigative Journalists Publish Landmark Investigation Exposing Global Network Of Financial Corruption On Government's Watch

BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) today published the FinCEN Files, an investigation of historic scale. It exposes how the giants of Western banking move trillions of dollars in suspicious transactions around the world, enriching themselves and their shareholders while the government fails to stop it. The project, which involves a team of more than 400 reporters in 88 countries assembled by ICIJ, is based on thousands of pages of government documents shared with the coalition by BuzzFeed News. The documents — which are so sensitive that the US Treasury Department published an unprecedented advance statement protesting the release of this investigation — reveal how some of the world’s biggest banks have facilitated the work of notorious terrorists, drug cartels, and despots.

“These files expose a vast and powerful network of financial corruption reaching every corner of the world, every industry, and countless governments — and they show that US authorities are aware of it but don’t do what’s necessary to stop it. The FinCEN Files is a detailed archive of the unseen, sinister forces that shape our global economy, our history, and our futures,” said Mark Schoofs, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News. “BuzzFeed News is extremely proud to be working alongside the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 100 of the world's best newsrooms on this seismic, unprecedented reporting venture.”

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