Suspiciously large amounts of gas sold in low-populated areas of Colombia that don’t even have very many roads made the country’s Attorney General launch an investigation into the possibility that the excess gas is being used for cocaine production.
Russian authorities arrested ruling party official Rauf Arashukov in parliament on Wednesday for allegedly ordering two contract killings and being involved in a criminal organization, according to a statement by the Russian Investigative Committee.
Tax authorities in Armenia have launched criminal proceedings against the country’s national gas distribution company, which is owned by Russia’s Gazprom, accusing the Armenian operator of evading millions of dollars in taxes, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported last week.
Zsolt Hernádi, chairman-CEO of Hungarian oil and gas group MOL, could still face trial for bribery in Croatia according to Hungarian investigative site Atlatszo, an OCCRP partner.
A senior official in the gas-rich island of Sakhalin, in far-eastern Russia, has resigned after being accused of corruption.
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