The Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office has a special unit of investigators set up to pressure and blackmail top politicians and business people, according to investigator Boyko Atanasov.
In an outrageous story of alleged theft, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested National Prison Service Acting Deputy Chief Alexander Protopopov and his accomplices this week for (literal) highway robbery, reported Kommersant.
After months of post-poned trials and seven years of litigation, the Belgrade Court of Appeals acquitted controversial businessman Stanko Subotic of cigarette smuggling charges in a final ruling which cannot be appealed by the prosecution.
A Baku prosecutor demanded a guilty sentence and 7 years imprisonment for journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov, a correspondent for the Azerbaijani newspaper Zerkalo, reported Caucasian Knot.
Romania’s National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) seized € 2 million (US$ 2.7 million) worth of property owned by InterAgro, a fertilizer and agricultural conglomerate controlled by billionaire Ioan Niculae, reported Romania Insider.
A US federal court sentenced Vadim Mikerin to 48 months in prison this week for facilitating a US$ 2.1 million bribery scheme as the middleman between American companies and Russian nuclear officials exporting uranium to the US, reported Reuters.
Daniele Ozzimo, a former member of the Rome city council, was sentenced yesterday with five others for their part in the ‘Mafia Capitale’ corruption scandal, according to Repubblica.
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