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Deals in Code, Arrests in Raids: The Risky Stakes of Oil Middlemen - The New York Times
A go-to agent in a lucrative industry that depends on global connections speaks up about allegations that it earned millions through graft.
nytimes  oil  oilindustry  samanahsani  bribery  corruption  crime 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
In Russia’s Far East, a Fledgling Las Vegas for Asia’s Gamblers - The New York Times
On Russia’s eastern rim, where endemic corruption and bureaucratic sloth conspire to hold back the economic dynamism enriching the rest of Asia, a shimmering palace rises from a dark forest in an improbable effort to tap into the wealth of nearby China, Japan and South Korea.
russia  gambling  japan  southkorea  corruption  easternrussia  Vladivostok 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Trump’s Business of Corruption | The New Yorker
What secrets will Mueller find when he investigates the President’s foreign deals?
russia  corruption  trump  politics  donaldtrump  adamdavidson  thenewyorker  robertmueller 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Prominent Democratic Fundraisers Realign to Lobby for Trump’s Agenda
After President Donald Trump’s upset election victory, Democratic insiders who worked on Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid weren’t necessarily relegated to the sidelines. Many, in fact, are cashing in as lobbyists — by working to advance Trump’s agenda.
politics  lobbying  lobbyists  theintercept  corruption 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Aleppo After the Fall - The New York Times
As the Syrian civil war turns in favor of the regime, a nation adjusts to a new reality — and a complicated new picture of the conflict emerges.
syria  asaad  corruption  nytimes  nytimesmag  aleppo  basharalassad  isis  terrorism  radicalislam  class  religion  war  civil  iran  turkey  russia 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Dr. Nicholas and Mr. Hyde
Henry Nicholas isn’t just another tech-boom billionaire charged with backdating stock options. All the drive, arrogance, and aggression he poured into building microchip-maker Broadcom—one of the major success stories of the Internet Age—morphed into an increasing obsession with sex and drugs, according to federal prosecutors. The author investigates the allegations about Nicholas’s out-of-control world: the parade of prostitutes, the spiking of clients’ drinks with Ecstasy, and the secret lair he built underneath the Orange County mansion he shared with his wife and kids.
sex  drugs  vanityfair  henrynicholas  corruption  technology  crime 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden
For John Carona, Conflicts and Interests
On the blurry ethical lines in the part-time Texas state legislature, where politicians and CEO’s are one and the same.
politics  corruption  texas  thetexastribune 
may 2013 by brendanmcfadden
Boss Rail
How a High-Speed Rail Disaster Exposed China’s Corruption .
railways  politics  corruption  thenewyorker  china 
october 2012 by brendanmcfadden
Getting Plowed
In this exclusive investigative report from Montreal, Maisonneuve exposes the bid-rigging, violence and sabotage at the heart of an unlikely racket: snow removal.
snowremoval  corruption  montreal  maisonneuvemagazine 
may 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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