Six retired players from the American National Football League (NFL) were charged in a superseding indictment last week in connection to a scheme to defraud healthcare benefits for former NFL players, according to a statement released by the US Department of Justice.
Law enforcement from 83 countries dismantled 19 organised crime groups and arrested 406 suspects during a six-month-long operation that targeted trafficking of counterfeit and substandard food and beverages, Europol said on Wednesday.
Two former managers of the Monaco-based energy consultancyUnaoil have bribed Iraqi authorities to secure favorable contracts in the war-torn country, a UK court established in a process that was marred by accusations against the head of the UK Serious Fraud Office of having been vulnerable to flattery from an Unaoil agent.
Italian national police announced on Thursday they arrested 31 people, including public officials, members of the military, and businessmen, suspected of corruption and fraud related to procurement contracts of the country’s armed forces.
If governments fail to guard against fraud and bribery in health-care supply chains as they secure essential medicines and personal-protective equipment in the fight against COVID-19, human rights could be abused and lives could be lost, UN experts warned.
After a Monaco court definitively dismissed charges against Swiss businessman and art dealer Yves Bouvier, whom Russian Billionaire Dimitry Rybolovlev accused of defrauding him out of nearly US$1 billion, the plaintiff’s lawyers said on Thursday that they will continue pursuing the case in Switzerland.
The embattled daughter of Angola’s former president has said she will cooperate with the country’s authorities in their investigation into allegations of corruption levelled against her.
Boston-based pharmaceutical company Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said it will pay US$21.5 million to settle bribery and other violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) charges with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
A large Chinese gold processor based in Wuhan was found to have secured US$2.8 billion in loans by using fake gold as collateral, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday.
In the largest restraint of funds in New Zealand’s history, the country’sAsset Recovery Unit froze on Monday NZD$140 million (US$91.12 million) from a company owned by Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen wanted by the US and France for laundering billions and by Russia for stealing millions.
Swiss prosecutors have launched a second investigation against mining company Glencore International AG, this time for failing to put organizational measures in place to prevent alleged corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
A report released this week by the U.S. Office of the Inspector General sounded the alarm on how the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) failed to report millions that it had earned on undercover money laundering and drug trafficking, some of it even making its way into the personal bank accounts of its agents.
Prosecutors announced on Wednesday that eight suspects were arrested for their role in siphoning over US$157 million out of VBS Bank, a publicly owned lender that primarily provides mortgages and short-term loans to low-income South Africans.
Authorities in Romania have brought drug trafficking charges against a man who once posed as US actor Robert de Niro in order to take out fraudulent bank loans.
A highly powerful body within Pakistan’s lucrative sugar industry has hit back at explosive allegations of subsidies fraud, as detailed in a recent report that has implicated the country’s government in a massive corruption scandal.
A former US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) employee pleaded guilty on Thursday to orchestrating a multimillion dollar fraud scheme in which he impersonated a CIA officer and persuaded several companies to hire him so he could conduct his secret activities while pretending to be their employee.
The head of Samsung avoided being sent to jail on Tuesday after Korean prosecutors failed to persuade a Seoul court to approve their request for an arrest warrant amid new fraud allegations against him, BBC News reported.
The EU’s law enforcement agency (EUROPOL) launched on Friday a special unit that will try to help EU countries fight the increased number of criminal activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The US Department of Justice has joined a whistle-blower’s lawsuit against California-based engineering firm AECOM, alleging the firm had overcharged the government for its reconstruction efforts after Hurricane Katrina and helped several institutions overestimating damages on their buildings.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) allegedly busted a “mafia-style” gang which operated within their own ranks and was made of senior officials of the Protective Service who defrauded the police and the army of thousands of dollars.
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