Investigations

February 22, 2016

Skeletons in the Closet – How Did the Health Minister get an Apartment

By Stevan Dojčinović and Pavle Petrović KRIK/OCCRP In the late summer of 2002, Montenegrin criminal Veselin Božović looked like a lucky man. The mobster from Bijelo Polje had been ambushed by Kalashnikov-carrying members of the rival Rakovac gang in Belgrade while he was driving his black jeep in a three-car […]
February 2, 2016

Serbia: Belgrade Mayor Connected to Another Offshore Company

Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK) have uncovered yet another offshore company that is connected to Sinisa Mali, the charismatic mayor of Belgrade KRIK earlier linked to shady business deals. By Dragana Pećo and Stevan Dojčinović The company, Busby Financial Corp., was registered in April 2004 and the owner is […]
January 18, 2016

Government waives debt of Air Serbia to Belgrade airport

The Serbian government has asked the Belgrade airport to forgive local carrier Air Serbia a debt of more than US$ 22 million, according to the Serbian Crime and Corruption Reporting Netork (KRIK). The debt constitutes all payments owed by the carrier to the airport for a one year period meaning […]
November 23, 2015

Balkan Organized Crime Sets up in Prague

Prague, the post-card perfect capital city of the Czech Republic, has long been hugely popular with tourists. But it’s also very popular with other, less desirable visitors: Balkan organized crime groups. Reporters for KRIK, working with the Czech Center for Investigative Reporting, discovered that dozens of companies established in the […]
November 10, 2015

A Mayor Helps a Father

Sinisa Mali, as the mayor of Belgrade, and a man close to Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, prides himself on being a modern, progressive leader. The American-educated Mali casts himself as a corruption-free family man and a shrewd businessman who advised the government on economic issues. But a look into his […]

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