A Brooklyn federal judge on Monday ordered Brazil’s engineering giant Odebrecht to pay a US$2.6 billion fine to Brazil, Switzerland, and the U.S. after the company admitted in December to running a vast bribery operation, the BBC reported.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) fined the private British bank Coutts HK$ 7 million (US$ 900,000) Tuesday for breaching anti-money laundering rules, after the bank had been hit with similar fines in Switzerland and Singapore for its connection to Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal.
Italian authorities seized on Monday assets worth €20 million from a family accused of extortions, racketeering and counterfeiting cigarettes and oil in the city of Naples.
Dutch and British authorities launched Friday major investigations into money laundering and tax evasion, coordinating raids in five countries and arresting two people linked to a Swiss bank.
Greece’s chief corruption prosecutor, Eleni Raikou, resigned this weekend after being targeted by "unofficial power centers" over her investigation into alleged bribery of state officials by a Swiss pharmaceutical company.
The Swiss branch of German printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer has agreed to pay a fine of 35 million Swiss francs (US$ 34.74 million) to end a corruption probe, Swiss authorities said.
Swiss prosecutors announced Thursday that they are investigating whether private bank Lombard Odier failed to prevent the daughter of former Uzbek president Islam Karimov from laundering money.
Swiss engineering company ABB accused on Wednesday an executive at its South Korean subsidiary responsible for ethics training of leading a "sophisticated criminal scheme" to steal millions.
Swiss financial authorities have ordered Scottish bank Coutts & Co. Ltd to pay back 6.5 million Swiss francs (US$ 6.57 million) of illegal profits made from transactions involving 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), the government-owned sovereign wealth fund embroiled in a corruption scandal.
The third cabinet minister to step down under the administration of interim President Michel Temer had a secret Swiss bank account, according to evidence presented by Attorney General Rodrigo Janot to Brazil’s Supreme Court.
Swiss prosecutors have charged an ex-Credit Suisse wealth manager with fraud, misappropriation and criminal mismanagement, Bloomberg reported. The bank also faces a money laundering probe in Italy, Reuters said.
Switzerland and Nigeria have agreed to work towards return of assets worth US$ 321 million stolen from Nigeria by its former dictator Sani Abacha, a Swiss Federal Council news release said Tuesday.
Jerome Cahuzac, former budget minister under President Francois Hollande, appeared in court Monday to face charges of alleged tax fraud and tax evasion, according to the Guardian.
Swiss authorities have reportedly frozen up to 60 million francs (US$ 61 million) held in bank accounts belonging to Yelena Skrynnik, Russia’s former Minister of Agriculture, as part of a money laundering investigation.
An enormous cache of 60,000 leaked files from British bank HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm has revealed that the bank helped clients, including international criminals, to hide millions of dollars from tax authorities.
Swiss police denied a request made by French authorities to raid the office of a marketing agency they suspect played a role in the embezzlement of sponsorship money and broadcast rights for the International Association of Athletics Federations, reported Reuters on Wednesday.
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