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Wednesday, October 28 • 11:00 - 12:15
FinCEN Files: How it fits in to the chronology of financial mega-leaks and why it’s so important

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The FinCEN Files, a global collaboration coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and BuzzFeed News with more than 100 media partners, shows how many of the world’s biggest banks have for years processed trillions of dollars in international bank transactions despite secretly suspecting they were tied to money laundering, fraud, corruption, embezzlement, and evasion of sanctions. The investigation shows the banks’ appetite for processing suspect transactions continued even after some of them were fined for anti-money laundering violations. In this panel, journalists who took part in the collaboration will explain why FinCEN Files is different from past leak-based investigations such as Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, SwissLeaks, FBME Bank or the Russian and Azerbaijani Laundromats.

Moderators
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Brigitte Alfter

Director, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
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Tom Warren

Buzzfeed News
Tom Warren is an investigations correspondent at BuzzFeed News. Since joining in 2015, Tom revealed systemic failings at the National Crime Agency and told the inside story of one of the world's dirtiest banks, FBME. He also worked on stories exposing 14 deaths on British soil with clear connections to the Kremlin, and an award winning report... Read More →
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Delphine Reuter

Data journalist and researcher, ICIJ
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Simon Bowers

ICIJ
I have worked as European Coordinator and Senior Reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for the past four years. Before that I worked as a financial and investigative reporter for The Guardian in the UK. In November 2020, I am excited to be starting... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:00 - 12:15 CET