Riggs, Pinochet and the CIA
This is a scandal more journalists should be covering. It involves the Riggs Bank, money laundering charges, a $25 million fine imposed by Congress, and suspicious cash withdrawals by Pinochet. There's also the bank's relationships with Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar, and Federico Obiang, of Equatorial Guinea. And the bank's relationship with the C.I.A.
The Public Accountability Initiative, which researches fraudulent relationships between business and government, has been covering the story. It advises: