On 20 September, a short piece on Linkedin reported that La Republica in Italy is reporting that the FinCEN Files, which will be published by the ICIJ in the next 12 hours, shine the light on politicians, businessmen and bankers, referenced involved in suspicious transfers of billions of dollars. FinCEN had already issued a warning about the risks and consequences of such a leak. The newspaper says that the secret affairs of men close to Donald Trump and Russian oligarchs linked to Vladimir Putin are revealed by the journalistic investigation. The reports are based on the ‘reports of suspicious transactions’ transmitted by international banks to FinCEN. The documents are said to show how billions of dollars of money, stolen from the coffers of nation states, accumulated with drug trafficking, mafia and other crimes, are hidden, laundered and reinvested in companies that manage essential services for the population.