‘Pandora Papers’ show corruption, money laundering behind the former Motorola property in Harvard

 ‘Pandora Papers’ show corruption, money laundering behind the former Motorola property in Harvard
Former Motorola building in Harvard. | Photo: Silver State Investments via LoopNet

The former Motorola property in Harvard was transferred in two separate international money laundering schemes, newly published documents show. 

In the late 1990s, Motorola announced a new phone manufacturing plant in Harvard. The 1.5 million square foot office and plant became the largest building in the region, Politico reported.

Motorola said at the time that the $100 million factory would require 5,000 employees to operate.

A few years later into its operation, the plant closed in 2003 as Motorola lost revenue, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Pandora Papers are part of nearly 12 million leaked documents published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in early October.

The documents describe how powerful figures hide large amounts of money and provide more details on the owners of the property over the years.

In 2008,…

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