FollowTheMoney Reference Documentation

FollowTheMoney (FtM) is a data model for anti-corruption investigations. It contains definitions of the entities relevant in such research (like people or companies) and tools that let you generate, validate, and export such data easily. Entities can reference each other, thus creating a graph of relationships.

FtM can be used in three contexts: as a command-line utility, a Python library, and as a TypeScript/JavaScript library. The ontology defined by FtM also includes a model for various types of documents that might be used as evidence in investigations [1].

All data stored by the Aleph search engine is expressed as FtM entities. Aleph itself adds functions for searching, viewing, and manipulating such entities. It also introduces higher-level notions of datasets and access control.