The EU lost more than nine billion euros (US$10 billion) to fraud between 2002 and 2017, with Member States often doing little to prevent or punish those identified as suspects, a new report revealed on Thursday.
Tax authorities targeted a network of companies that embezzled millions of dollars in public funds destined for investments in Sicily’s cultural heritage, local tourism and infrastructure, according to a statement Italian Tax Police released Friday.
A former congressional staffer who helped a United States representative defraud charitable donors of more than a million dollars over the course of four years was sentenced to 18 months in prison, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
The United States Justice Department is backing a whistleblower complaint against a healthcare services provider that allegedly exaggerated patients’ illnesses to inflate reimbursements from the country’s national health insurance program.
Police in Michigan broke up a long-running fencing operation that allegedly paid heroin addicts to steal goods ranging from guns and liquor to ceiling fans and energy drinks, Detroit’s local media reported Monday.
Israeli police on Tuesday recommended charges be brought against the interior minister, who has been under investigation since 2016 over suspicions of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, tax offences, and money laundering.
The Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, lost US$2.09 million due to fraud and corruption in various sectors of the government, the national police deputy commissioner said Monday at an event celebrating International Fraud Awareness week, the Swazi Observer reported.
Authorities in South Africa arrested on Monday a Danish woman suspected of stealing US$17 million from Danish government funds from the National Board of Health, Danish prosecutors said.
Romania’s influential politician Liviu Dragnea on Monday mocked investigative journalists who announced they are in possession of a suitcase of evidence allegedly proving Dragnea is linked to a company suspected of corruption and EU funds fraud.
An independent investigation named at least 20 South African senior police officials as suspects in a massive fraud and collusion case involving allegedly illegal contracts worth millions of dollars awarded to a private forensic software company over the past five years, the Daily Maverick reported.
The US Department of Justice is seeking documents from the world’s largest commodities trader, Glencore, over intermediary companies that it uses in Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nigeria, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
In a case that has rocked the college basketball world, a Manhattan federal court on Wednesday handed out a guilty verdict to two Adidas officials and an aspiring NBA agent in connection with their schemes to secretly pay top high school basketball recruits to secure their commitments to Adidas-sponsored college teams, the New York Times reported.
A Hungarian CEO who attempted to bribe his way to government contracts noticed too late that the “officials” he had given US$81,000 only pretended to be working for the government and that the man at the end of the chain lied he was the deputy minister, according to OCCRP partner Atlatszo.
French Gendarmerie arrested earlier this month a high-profile Ukrainian fugitive who had sequestered himself in a Burgundy chateau surrounded by Salvador Dali paintings and a vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom after faking his own death, Europol announced Tuesday on Twitter.
Guatemala’s Former Vice President Roxana Baldetti was sentenced to 15 years in prison for her part in a fraud that saw millions of dollars embezzled from the state budget to “decontaminate” a lake with a fake “cleanup solution,” the BBC reported on Wednesday.
A US federal court ordered two men to disgorge over US$50 million after it found them guilty of tax fraud for selling “inoperable” solar equipment to tens of customers who then cashed in on lucrative tax deductions.
A Florida court sentenced the former chief financial officer of Bankrate Inc. to ten years behind bars for orchestrating an accounting and securities fraud scheme that caused more than US$25 million in shareholder losses, the U.S Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
A federal jury found the former owner of a marble mining company in Afghanistan guilty of defrauding a US. government agency and defaulting on a US$15.8 million loan, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday.
The UK joined Finland, Sweden, Ireland, and UNICEF this week in suspending all social welfare aid to Zambia after allegations of widespread fraud and corruption surfaced.
Seven defendants representing a US ambulance company agreed to settle with the government for US$21 million over allegations that they bribed local government officials to secure their business, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
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