French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was charged with several counts of embezzlement on Tuesday, making him the first major candidate to run for president while under formal criminal investigation.
Marine Le Pen’s chief of staff was charged Wednesday after an investigation showed European Parliament money was used to pay staffers of Le Pen’s party.
Teodorin Obiang, the son of Equitorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, went on trial in France on charges including corruption and embezzlement on Monday, with his defense lawyers using the first hearing to attempt to get his case adjourned.
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.
French authorities have launched an investigation after 370 kilograms of cocaine was found in a Coca-Cola plant in the southern French town of Signes, media reportedWednesday. The company – which has not included cocaine in its signature recipe for about a century – has labeled the discovery "a very bad surprise."
French police have charged dozens of members of the staff of Hotel Drouot, a famous Paris auction house, for a long standing scheme that allegedly stole millions of Euros worth of artwork and other valuables from its clients, the Associated Press (AP) said.
Lithuania has granted refugee status to one of the fugitive brothers-in-law of Kazakh billionaire Mukhtar Ablyazov, reported Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is under investigation regarding alleged irregularities with campaign finances dating back to his 2012 re-election campaign, according to the Guardian.
French and Romanian authorities have busted an organized crime network for trafficking minors and setting them to work as pickpockets and beggars, grossing up to € 7,000 (US$ 7,870) a day, according to a news release by Europol.
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.
Europol spearheaded a two-week joint operation with law enforcement agencies across France, Norway and Romania in a major bust of remote-access Trojan (RATs) cyber criminals, according to a Europol press release.
The Kalashnikov machine guns used in the terror attacks in Paris last Friday were manufactured in Bulgaria, reports Bulgarian National Television (BNT).
Spanish authorities have seized nearly 16 tons of cannabis resin from a vessel, arresting all nine crew members.
French authorities have launched an investigation into money laundering and organized crime activities in France, Monaco and Luxembourg connected to the Magnitsky Affair, the largest tax fraud in Russian history.
European Union authorities have arrested 26 people they suspect of running an organized crime network that bought and sold illegal horsemeat across EU borders.
The United Kingdom’s fraud authority will launch an investigation into the conduct of UK-based subsidiaries of French energy company Alstom over their business transactions in Hungary.
French oil company Total is to stand trial over corruption allegations related to Iranian oil contracts from the mid 1990’s and early 2000’s.
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