• Hollywood Moviemaker Accused of Running a Prostitution Ring

    Police in California arrested on Thursday a Hollywood producer on an indictment that accused him of using his production company to run an international prostitution business and launder the proceeds.

  • Leonardo DiCaprio Returns Birthday Gifts Amid Money Laundering Probe

    Leonardo DiCaprio has handed over Marlon Brando’s Oscar statuette and other gifts he received from a production company now under investigation for a multibillion dollar embezzlement scheme involving one of his movies, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

  • Sons of Yerevan Minister Sell Hollywood Mansion

    In the Armenian press, the country’s former Minister of Finance, Gagik Khachatryan, has sometimes been called the “superminister” for his large and allegedly ill-gotten fortune, the provenance of which is still largely unexplained.

    sons-of-yerevan-minister-sell-hollywood-mansionGourgen Khachatryan and his brother Artyom paid $11 million in 2010 for this luxury home at 355 South Mapleton Drive in Westwood. They just sold it for $18.8 million. (Photo by: wnews.am)

  • Thai Official Sentenced to 50 years for Film Festival Corruption

    The former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Juthamas Siriwan, 70, was sent behind bars for 50 years for taking bribes from U.S. filmmakers in return for contracts to host the Bangkok International Film Festival, media reported Wednesday.

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