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Laundromat: Azerbaijani targeted with fake news inspired by Soros

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Azerbaijan targeted with fake news inspired by Soros.


No evidence that would prove that the articles would be inspired by George Soros or that they would be fake.

The Azerbaijani Laundromat is a complex money-laundering operation and slush fund that handled $2.9 billion over a two-year period through four shell companies registered in the UK. The scheme was uncovered through a joint investigation by Berlingske (Denmark), OCCRP, The Guardian (UK), Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Le Monde (France), Tages-Anzeiger and Tribune de Genève (Switzerland), De Tijd (Belgium), Novaya Gazeta (Russia), Dossier (Austria), Atlatszo.hu (Hungary), Delo (Slovenia), RISE Project (Romania), Bivol (Bulgaria), Aripaev (Estonia), Czech Center for Investigative Journalism (Czech Republic), and Barron's (US).

This project is part of the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium, a collaboration started by OCCRP and Transparency International.

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Reported in: Issue 79
Date: 06.09.2017
Language: Russian
Country: Azerbaijan
Keywords: Corruption, Media, George Soros
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: moscow-baku.ru
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