Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev stepped down on Tuesday after almost 30 years but will not give up power entirely. He ruled the country since its independence after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
A trio of Kazakh mining tycoons accused of bribery claim their lawyer conspired with British corruption authorities to falsely incriminate them in order to swindle them out of millions of dollars, Bloomberg reported Monday.
When reporters asked if Sauat Mynbayev co-owns a company that made millions from gas and oil deals with Kazakhstan while he was the country’s oil minister, there was a one sentence reply.
A Kazakh journalist known to be a stout government critic went on trial Monday for alleged money laundering,RadioFreeEurope/Radio Liberty reported.
A Kazakh tycoon who was sentenced to 21 years in prison for attempting a coup faced the judge again on Wednesday, this time for tax evasion, accounting fraud, and bribery, Tengrinews reported.
Four top officials of Kazakhstan’s pharmacy committee have been detained over allegations of bribery, embezzlement and lobbying on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, the state-run outlet Kazinform reported Monday.
A former business associate of President Donald Trump has agreed to cooperate in an international money laundering investigation targeting a Kazakh family whom he helped make real estate deals with Trump, the Financial Times reported Thursday.
A Kazakh journalist and civic activist was stabbed in the stomach on an overnight train Sunday before he was due to meet with European officials to discuss shrinking press freedoms.
A U.K. judge ordered Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. (ENRC) to hand over to criminal investigators documents the company claims are subject to legal privilege, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.
Ukrainian authorities detained an ex-MP and a state energy firm deputy chief for the embezzlement of US$ 17.3 million from selling uranium concentrate at inflated prices, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) said Friday.
Kazakh authorities arrested a newspaper editor as part of an investigation into a multi-billion dollar banking scam, but the former head of BTA Bank — which is at the center of the scandal — took to Facebook Monday calling the charges against Zhanbolat Mamay "absurd" and claiming that he never even met the journalist.
Kazakhstan’s anti-corruption bureau accused on Monday a former economic minister of stealing millions through the construction of a factory, the agency announced in a release.
A Kazakh court ordered the country’s former Economic Minister Kuandyk Bishimbayev be held in preventative detention following his Tuesday arrest for allegations of bribery, authorities announced Friday.
The grandson of Kazakhstan’s authoritarian President Nursultan Nazarbayev took to social media on Wednesday to blast members of his grandfather’s inner circle after he lost a vote to head the country’s soccer association.
Kazakhstan’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested the son of a prominent Kazakh parliamentarian on Thursday for alleged bribery while at the helm of a state contract agency.
In a move that has human rights activists crying foul, Kazakh authorities detained a prominent local journalist Tuesday on allegations that he extorted money from public officials in exchange for favorable coverage.
Macedonian officials extradited a Kazakh man suspected of fraud on Wednesday following his May arrest in the Balkan country, Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry (MVD) said in a statement.
A former mid-ranking police officer in Kazakhstan’s largest city ran a massive organized crime operation that for a decade stole millions of dollars worth of cars abroad, investigators said Sunday.
A court in Kazakstan’s capital sentenced a prominent father and son pair of journalists to prison for tax evasion and embezzlement, in a move rights groups have denounced as an attack on the press.
The Almaty City Court on Thursday detained the head of a Silk Road free-trade zone between China and Kazakhstan for two months on suspicion of accepting a US$ 1 million bribe.
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