A suspended UN diplomat has testified in a US court that a Chinese billionaire paid him up to US$ 50,000 monthly in return for help securing a contract to build a UN conference center, media reported Friday.
Three members of Nepal’s Tax Settlement Commission were charged with embezzlement Sunday in the largest corruption case filed to date by the country’s anti-graft agency.
A Kazakh tycoon who was sentenced to 21 years in prison for attempting a coup faced the judge again on Wednesday, this time for tax evasion, accounting fraud, and bribery, Tengrinews reported.
Australian police have seized assets worth about US$53 million, presumed to be the proceeds of an alleged US$109 million tax-evasion scheme involving a former tax official and his children, the Guardian reported Wednesday.
U.K. and French tax authorities raided on Wednesday the offices of premier soccer league clubs Newcastle and West Ham on allegations of £5 million (US$6.5 million) worth of tax evasion and National Insurance fraud, the BBC reported.
Dutch and British authorities launched Friday major investigations into money laundering and tax evasion, coordinating raids in five countries and arresting two people linked to a Swiss bank.
A former French junior minister formerly known for efforts to catch tax evaders was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday for hiding millions of dollars in offshore accounts, local media reported.
Two senior officials of Romania’s tax agency and finance ministry resigned on Friday after being accused of complicity in a nearly US$ 145 million tax evasion case involving alcohol producers and marketers.
A number of high-ranking Ukrainian officials used a complex web of offshore companies and bank accounts to conduct property deals in multiple countries, according to a cache of leaked documents obtained by OCCRP.
A Belgrade court has sentenced one of the richest businessmen in the Balkans, Miroslav Miskovic, to a five-year prison sentence for helping his son evade almost US$ 3 million in taxes.
Some of the world’s leading economists have signed an open letter to world leaders asserting that tax havens “serve no useful purpose,” ahead of the anti-corruption summit to be held in London tomorrow.
The Belgrade Special Court for Organized Crime has sentenced 10 people, including Marko Miskovic, son of one of the richest people in the Balkans, for tax evasion and abuse of office.
Russia is often criticized as a major source of international money laundering but its Central Bank’s official figures suggest it’s starting to get on top of the problem, based on US State Department reports.
Jerome Cahuzac, former budget minister under President Francois Hollande, appeared in court Monday to face charges of alleged tax fraud and tax evasion, according to the Guardian.
Romanian Senator Gabriel Oprea has been involved in questionable real estate deals, according to a story published by OCCRP partner RISE Romania in partnership with the Center for Investigative Media.
Prosecutors in Sarajevo filed an indictment Wednesday against the former heads of Bosnalijek, the largest pharmaceuticals company in the country, for forming a criminal group that allegedly committed money laundering, tax evasion, and forgery between 2002 and 2012.
Six defendants were sentenced at the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Dec. 4 in connection with a cigarette tax evasion scheme worth more than US$ 1.8 million.
A court in Sarajevo has ordered into pretrial detention two owners of a popular restaurant chain, arrested earlier this week for allegedly evading more than US$ 3 million in taxes.
The former deputy speaker of Bulgaria’s Parliament, Hristo Bisserov, has been found innocent of charges including tax evasion, breaking the law on foreign currency transactions, and submitting incorrect information to the National Audit Office.
Romania's prime minister stepped down today after street protests in Bucharest yesterday called for his resignation, outraged by a tragic fire that left dozens dead last weekend.
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