Investigations

June 19, 2018

How Serbia’s Health Minister Helped a Criminal Avoid Trial

By Dragana Pećo and Stevan Dojčinović, KRIK/OCCRP Petar Panic, also known as “Pana,” is a one-eyed Serbian mobster with a rich criminal history and friends in the right places. Panic once served as a bodyguard for Vojislav Seselj, the leader of the ultra-nationalist Serbian Radical Party, who was recently convicted […]
May 14, 2018

Vice President of Serbian Parliament has “Car Mafia” P.I. as Business Associate

The story begins with a stolen car. It ends — according to a new investigation by KRIK, an OCCRP partner — with a connection to Vladimir Marinkovic, a senior legislator and vice president of the Serbian National Assembly. By Dragana Pećo In late June 2001, a Mitsubishi Pajero SUV belonging […]
February 28, 2018

The Mayor of Belgrade’s Multiplying Bank Accounts

Written by Stevan Dojčinović, Dragana Pećo, Atanas Tchobanov  Most of us may need one or two bank accounts. But Sinisa Mali, the mayor of Belgrade, appears to have had control over 45, according to a report obtained by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and Serbian investigative journalism […]
November 14, 2017

Leaked Documents Reveal Offshore Holdings of Controversial Serbian Minister

A data leak from Appleby, a law firm based in Bermuda, sheds light on the business and real estate empire of Nenad Popovic, a Serbian minister found to be worth at least US$ 100 million – and possibly higher. Appleby declared Popovic as Politically Exposed Person or PEP and a […]
September 21, 2017

Defense Minister Vulin Can’t Explain Origins of More Than €200,000 in Cash

Serbia’s Defense Minister, Aleksandar Vulin, told the country’s anti-corruption agency that his wife’s aunt from Canada lent the couple more than €200,000 to buy their Belgrade apartment, but submitted unconvincing evidence for his claim. When questioned by the agency about his ability to afford the 107 square meter property, Vulin’s […]

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