Panamanian prosecutors have summoned two of the country’s former presidents in separate investigations into corruption and money laundering, launched by the Special Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office and the Specialized First Superior Prosecutor's Office against Organized Crime.
Boston-based pharmaceutical company Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said it will pay US$21.5 million to settle bribery and other violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) charges with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
A Nigerian Instagram influencer has made his first court appearance in the US on charges alleging that he laundered hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit proceeds from email scams and other cyber-enabled fraud, including a scheme that targeted an English Premier League football club.
Footage uploaded to social media shows the dramatic aftermath of a crash-landing in Mexico, shortly after the plane had been used to smuggle almost 400 kilograms of cocaine into the country.
The judge who sent Nawaz Sharif behind bars for graft has been dismissed on Friday for violating the code of conduct, which paves the way for the former prime minister to be acquitted and for Pakistan’s political rift to deepen at a time the country is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.
Customs officials in the US have detained a shipment of suspected forced labour products possibly made with hair taken from Muslims detained in China’s notorious prison camps.
Ryan Kamada, a former judge from Colorado’s 19th Judicial District, pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstructing a federal task force’s large scale drug trafficking investigation, according to a statement from theUS Department of Justice.
Italian police in Sicily arrested on Wednesday 45 people believed to be linked to theCosa Nostra mafia, while German police arrested the clan’s deputy leader in the southwestern town of Wolzburg.
At the request of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Mexican authorities are investigating a Romanian organized crime group that OCCRP recently exposed as running one of the largest ATM scams in the world from its Cancún headquarters.
UK authorities have arrested 746 suspects in the largest ever enforcement action in the country’s history, following the takedown of an encrypted communication service used “exclusively” by organised criminal groups.
Anthropologists and heritage experts who have called for more due diligence on the part of the legitimate antiquities market welcomed Facebook’s newcommunity standards that have put historical artifacts on the list of items forbidden to post for sale on the platform.
After an increase in the exchange of banking information throughout 2019, nearly 100 cooperating countries have found US$11.3 trillion kept by their residents in 84 million offshore accounts, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday.
A large Chinese gold processor based in Wuhan was found to have secured US$2.8 billion in loans by using fake gold as collateral, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday.
Substandard protective equipment for COVID-19 is being sold in over a dozen countries, using misleading certificates produced by businesses in the heart of Europe.
Undercover reporters from OCCRP and RISE Romania found a trade run by dealers with ties to organized crime, enabled by shady paperwork and made profitable by unscrupulous buyers.
A militant extremist previously convicted for the murder of an American journalist may soon walk free after Pakistan’s highest court rejected a government request to suspend the decision of a lower court that cleared him of the crime while he is still in detention.
Ikea’s iconic Terje and Ingolf chairs are made of wood that has been illegally logged in one of the last large forests in Europe, a report released by UK non-profit Earthsight claims.
Authorities in Italy have seized the largest-ever shipment of amphetamines on record, believed to have been manufactured by one of the world’s most feared international terrorist groups, the Islamic State.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter of support on Monday for the ILLICIT Cash Act– a key piece of legislation that experts and lawmakers say would help reform the country’s opaque financial system that remains vulnerable to illicit activity such as money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud.
US cyber security experts say that Evil Corp, a Russian group of cybercriminals, has been targeting America’s most successful companies, known asFortune 500, in an effort to force them to pay millions in ransom.
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