The I-Unit is delighted to have received ten nominations from the 2021 New York TV & Film Awards.
Anatomy of a Bribe, Diplomats for Sale, The Cyprus Papers and The Cyprus Papers Undercover are Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.
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17 Aug 2021 | 26 min read
Christopher Samuelson is the man who is trusted by the world’s rich to move around money using shady constructions and complicated trusts.
Who is this “ultimate man in the shadows”, the person who built a financial empire by trusting the new millionaires and billionaires of post-Soviet Russia?
This is the story of one mysterious financier who came to sit at the top table of oligarchs and power.
10 Aug 2021 | 37 min read
Football middlemen tell undercover reporters how they can hide a criminal’s money and identity behind offshore trusts and use “dirty tricks” to deceive the football authorities.
The I-Unit’s undercover reporters reach the brink of striking a deal for a fictitious criminal to buy and launder money through Derby County FC, one of England’s oldest football clubs.
3 Aug 2021
Analysis of data suggests construction of airstrip and jetty for military use as India expands influence towards Africa.