The last five decades have seen the dramatic globalization of organized crime and corruption, now totaling trillions of dollars every year. Using the latest technology and the help of a “criminal services industry” — corrupt bankers, lawyers, accountants—criminal networks and the world’s most corrupt officials easily loot, launder, and hide stolen money for future use. This stolen, hidden money pours into the political process in the United States and countries around the world to advance agendas that do not serve voters, betraying the very premise of democracy.
To fight this, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project co-founders Drew Sullivan and Paul Radu built a global network of investigative journalists that work just like the criminals do—collaborating across borders and using innovative technology.
Pulling from their two decades of follow-the-money investigative reporting, Sullivan and Radu will share how they’ve uncovered global dark money flows and how to institute effective solutions that track, expose, and curb this illicit finance that is so damaging to society.
Co-founder and Chief of Innovation, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Co-founder and Publisher, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
In Conversation with Janine Zacharia
Carlos Kelly McClatchy Lecturer, Department of Communication, Stanford University