Cybercriminals claim to be selling the personal details of as much as 93% of Ukraine’s population in a dataset supposedly stolen from the country’s scandal-ridden, largest public lender, PrivatBank -- something the bank has been quick to describe as incredulous, even impossible.
Spain’s Guardia Civil last week arrested ten accused of operating a million-dollar pyramid scheme, including the alleged head of the operation who had reportedly posed as the illegitimate daughter of the former King.
Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu pleaded “not guilty” to bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption trial that resumed Monday before the Jerusalem District Court.
As the pandemic continues to rage, international authorities are gaining traction in their pursuit of corona-related criminality, with French and British police both recently dismantling forgery rings selling fake negative test certificates, and Chinese and Mexican authorities apprehending fraudsters selling fake vaccines.
The European Union’s agency for law enforcement cooperation between member states has determined a ‘working relationship’ with a new, independent body set up to investigate and prosecute sophisticated cross-border financial crime.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) emphasized in a Thursday press release the critical role that whistleblowers have played in recovering large portions – over US$1.6 billion – of government resources that were lost to fraud and false claims.
A court in the United States has sentenced a Bulgarian national for his role in a multi-million dollar cyber-fraud and money laundering racket, according to astatement from the Department of Justice.
The United States has slapped aerospace company Boeing with a US$2.5 billion fine for choosing “profit over candor” by deceiving authorities about software tied to two fatal plane crashes.
Romania’s Prince Paul-Phillipe al României is a wanted man in his own country after a court sentenced him to almost 3.5 years in prison for corruption. The prince was found to have been involved in the illegal restitution and then sale of land that belonged to his family before it was nationalized by the communists.
Claimants from more than 125 countries will receive a further half a billion dollars from the United States government under an initiative to compensate victims of the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
In a massive operation throughout 35 different locations in Sarajevo and central Bosnia on Wednesday, authorities detained 14 people suspected of organized crime, money laundering, fraud and business fraud, as well as abuse of power.
During a three months-long operation targetingdark web marketplaces, Europol and law enforcement agencies from Italy, Hungary and the U.K. analyzed 90,000 pieces of credit card data and prevented nearly €40 million (US$47.7 million) in losses.
Results from an internal investigation launched in 2017 into an alleged cover-up of a £1 billion (US$1.32 bn) fraud scandal dating back over a decade have been delayed again, and likely won’t be revealed until next year, the lead investigator wrote in a statement on Friday.
The U.K.Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said it has secured nearly £1.2 million (US$1.58 million) last week from the Brazilian owner of a luxury apartment in West London, which is believed to have been purchased with money stemming from Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal, Brazil’sOperation Car Wash.
Acting on request of the government of Brazil, U.S. authorities seized virtual currency worth an estimated US$24 million which Brazilian authorities claim are proceeds of a fraudulent scheme, theJustice Department announced Wednesday.
Garrison Kenneth Courtney, the former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officer who pleaded guilty earlier this summer to impersonating a CIA officer and defrauding several companies for some US$4.4 million, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
A U.S. court found a Bulgarian national and owner of a Bitcoin exchange guilty for his role in an international fraud scheme that lured at least 900 Americans into purchasing online items that didn’t exist, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
The ex-CEO of a world-renowned German car manufacturer will this week become the first of the company’s former executives to stand trial over the Dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal.
Police in Indonesia arrested three suspected members of an international crime syndicate that tricked an Italian company into paying 3.67 million euro (US$4.33 million) for non-existent medical equipment,Interpol said Tuesday.
A German court announced on Wednesday that formerVolkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four other ex-employees will face the judge for their role in the so-called ‘dieselgate’ scandal in which the car producer was caught cheating on emission tests.
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