The protagonists alone make for a fascinating crime story: a repentant informant with a remodeled face and new identity to protect him from his former peers; two undercover journalists pretending to be billionaires; and a ruthless tax lawyer, who claims that anything that’s legal is also morally legitimate. This would make for some fine reading – if only the story were fictional. For this article, published by the investigative newsroom Correctiv, 38 reporters delved into the biggest financial scandal Europe has ever seen.
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Correctiv is a nonprofit investigative newsroom based in Germany. A network of 38 reporters from 12 countries did the research for this article.