Polk Award for Stabile alumni

05/03/15 at 12:45 pm

luzleaksThree alumni of the Stabile program were part of a team from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists who won the 2014 Polk Award for Business Reporting. The award was for a series of stories on how wealthy individuals and companies avoided taxes.

Two graduates  from the Stabile class of 2010, Madrid-based Mar Cabra Valero and Brussels-based Delphine Reuter, and Cecile Schillis-Gallego of the class of 2014 were among the journalists who shared the prize.

The prize-winning reports are part of three-year investigation on tax dodging involving offshore companies. These reports showed how, in the words of the Polk jury, “corporations like Pepsi, Disney, and FedEx used the tiny Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to stash cash and reduce global tax bills, how members of China’s wealthy elite hid their enormous fortunes, and how criminal enterprises used New York real estate to launder money.

Here are links to the prizewinning reports:

“Leaked Documents Expose Global Companies’ Secret Tax Deals in Luxembourg”
“Hidden in Plain Sight: New York Just Another Island Haven”


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