OCCRP wins prize for exposing Latvia

The OCCRP won recognition from the European Press Prize for exposing part of the “Latvian Proxy Network” racket by which government-protected banks launder billions of dollars for organized crime groups.

http://www.europeanpressprize.com/

This was the article:

https://reportingproject.net/the-russian-laundromat/

The OCCRP also released a video about the assassination network used by the “Latvian Proxy Network” identifying Alexander Antonov as the big boss.  Antonov was shot in 2009 when he was trying to buy AP Bank (Swiss) from Parex oligarch Valery Kargin.  The fact that this bank is currently owned by the EBRD following a fraudulent bailout using our tax money was unfortunately omitted from the article and video and therefore the “Latvian Proxy Network” continues to operate with impunity.

Anyway, it’s great that some brave journalists are educating the public about some of the crime in Latvia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzK_tLgXN_w&feature=youtu.be