We're pretty hard-boiled here at Whale Hunting. But this photo of Tim Leissner, a former Goldman partner who has admitted to stealing more than $200 million from Malaysian fund 1MDB, was surprising even to us. Goldman bankers, including Leissner, helped oil the wheels of the (at least) $6 billion "Billion
During the pandemic, I got to know Adam Wilkes, an accomplished concert promoter. He's taken acts like Metallica, Ed Sheeran, and Katy Perry on tour. But the Covid-related shutdown had put a halt to all live concerts. And so Adam, for the first time in years, had time on his
C4ADS is a nonprofit organization engaged in a fight to defeat the illicit networks that threaten global peace and security.
Yim Leak, the son of Cambodia's deputy prime minister, is showing off on a private jet - G550, purchased for around $20 million in the middle of last year.
On Tuesday, famed Cambodian dancer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro staged an unsanctioned dance in the Metropolitan Museum in New York to spotlight the nation's attempts to reclaim its stolen heritage. (Photos and video of the performance are available here.) The focus of her dance were statues looted by Douglas Latchford, a
Meet Indira Urbaneja, a Venezuelan nationalist who is trying to get Leonard Francis sent back to the U.S. to face sentencing.
Statues are disappearing from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as it tries to tiptoe away from a huge problem with provenance of antiquities.
High-level political brokers are looking to trade Leonard Glenn Francis, a.k.a. Fat Leonard, for a notorious figure in U.S. custody.
The Manhattan District Attorney this year executed six warrants to seize artifacts from Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's going to get much worse.
We're hearing that Venezuela will soon extradite Leonard Francis, aka Fat Leonard, the fugitive Navy contractor, back to the U.S. to face sentencing for his role in a crazy sex-for-contracts bribery scandal. Ahead of that development, today we're publishing a book, Fat Leonard: The Man Who Corrupted the U.
The FTX fraud is way worse and deeper than people realize. It's one of the greatest scandals of our time, with more than $10 billion stolen.
In April, we put Sam Bankman-Fried, or SBF, on our Brazen Rich List at $30 billion. Today, we're reducing SBF to zero. His crypto exchange FTX is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy as it attempts to fill an $8 billion hole. We've got some inside scoops on the crypto