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Report reveals threat to U.S. interests from anonymous shell company owners

Report reveals threat to U.S. interests from anonymous shell company owners

Owners of anonymous companies registered in the U.S. are ripping off innocent people and businesses across America. Drawing on 22 cases involving anonymous companies from 27 states, our new report, The Great Rip Off, shows how fraudsters, mobsters, money-launderers, tax-evaders and corrupt politicians are able to use anonymously-owned American companies to cover their tracks and evade the authorities.
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European companies able to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade

European companies able to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade

The European Union is failing to stifle a deadly trade in conflict minerals, a coalition of NGOs warned today, weeks before new legislation will be discussed in Brussels. A new analysis by Global Witness shows that companies are bringing billions of euros worth of minerals into Europe without having to check if their purchases finance armed groups or human rights violations in countries ravaged by conflict.
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Leaked Ugandan oil contracts will put more in state coffers but could leave people and environment at risk

Leaked Ugandan oil contracts will put more in state coffers but could leave people and environment at risk

Ugandan oil contracts seen by Global Witness show that the Government has got a better financial deal for the country’s oil but has failed to include robust measures to protect human rights and the environment. These contracts determine what share of oil revenues Uganda will get and almost every aspect of its relationship with the contracting oil companies. Until now, these contracts have not been public. Read more

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