Stories by Lucy Komisar

Lucy Komisar, a New York-based journalist, is writing a book on the offshore bank & corporate secrecy system and international money laundering. subscribe to Lucy Komisar's feed

Posted on: Nov 23, 2009, Source: IPS News

"The End of Poverty?", a documentary by Philippe Diaz, paints a lurid picture of globalization's role in the First World/Third World rift.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Congress has deftly avoided the real story of AIG's collapse, which will make a few million in bonuses seem like peanuts.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2007, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to tax cheats, the government has been vocal about catching the little guys but hasn't focused on the big-time frauds, like Swift Boat financier Sam Wyly, who happens to be a top-tier Republican contributor.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2007, Source: IPS News

How the Bush family's private connection to a dirty offshore bank is the only link between Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, one of the world’s richest men, and head of AIG, one of the world’s largest financial companies, was forced to resign this week as prosecutors closed in on him and the company.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

How insurance companies are aiding tax evasion by over-charging in America and shipping the money to offshore firms.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2004, Source: CorpWatch

A decade of lax industry regulation laid the groundwork for corporate scandal at one of the world's largest insurance conglomerates.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

As a senator, John Kerry was a tenacious investigator and exposed BCCI, an international criminal bank, and its murderous clients. The experience should serve him well in dealing with the international threats we face today.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Peggy Kerry, John Kerry's sister, talks about her experience as a social activist and her deep shared value system with her family.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service

As states and municipalities reel from service cutbacks caused by lower tax earnings, big corporations use elaborate "shell" games to pay virtually no taxes on huge profits.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2003, Source: In These Times

Thanks to its cozy relationship with the Saudi royal family, the Bush administration is unwilling to target Saudi banks that fund Al Qaeda.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service

Live From Baghdad claims to tell the true story of reporters on the frontline. But the film presents fabricated stories of Iraqi brutality as fact.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service

How to be a world-class good-guy pro-environmentalist, pro-sustainable development billionaire industrialist, while your family company is spewing poisons into the air and being sued and fined.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service

How did Enron executives cause the world's biggest bankruptcy while making off with millions? By using the same secret money system used by terrorists and financial swindlers.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2001, Source: Pacific News Service

A controversial European book that exposed the secret banking systems possibly used by terrorists remains unpublished and unknown in the U.S. Ironically, Rudy Giuliani may already know its details.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2001, Source: Pacific News Service

For years the banking laws of the United States and its allies have protected money laundering, allowing terrorists to move money quickly and secretly.