Kyrgyzstan authorities charged a pro-government lawmaker for illegally transferring agricultural land into private hands and pocketing the money while acting as a regional governor, authorities told OCCRP on Tuesday.
A former interior minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina charged in November with fraud vanished Tuesday after being released from pretrial detention earlier this month, local media reported.
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s former wartime interior minister was among more than a dozen people detained over the weekend on allegations of being part of a group involved in crimes including real estate fraud and money laundering.
Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), owns property in Manhattan worth more than US$ 3 million, reported the Bulgarian website and OCCRP partner Bivol.
In a new move to crack down on money laundering, the US Treasury said Wednesday that it will begin identifying and monitoring anonymous buyers of luxury real estate, reported the New York Times.
The mayor of Belgrade has refused to comment on reports that he is the director oftwo offshore companies that own 19 apartments in Bulgaria worth an estimated total of US$ 6.1 million.
According to a new report from Transparency International (TI), the London property market has been flooded with billions of pounds in dirty capital from around the world as criminals use secret offshore companies to bypass money-laundering checks.
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