Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak faced the judges again on Wednesday in a long-awaited corruption trial that is to determine whether he stole billions from a state-owned development fund and then tried to cover up the theft.
Prosecutors asked a US court to deny requests made by a Ukrainian oligarch and a Hungarian businessman to have racketeering and other charges against them dropped, calling the men "upper-echelon associates of Russian organized crime."
A Rome court sent 41 people to jailon Thursday for corruption, extortion and bid rigging, but dismissed claims by prosecutors that the gang was amafia organization.
A Bangkok court convicted 62 people Wednesday of offenses including organized transnational crime and forcible detention leading to death in Thailand’s largest human trafficking trial to date.
Avni Metra is fighting extradition from the United Kingdom after he was identified as an alleged gang member and a brutal two-time murderer in a Daily Mail investigation.
Thai prosecutors have called their first witnesses in the trial of 92 suspected human traffickers in the Rohingya “Boat People” smuggling case, the UK Telegraph reported.
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.
Zsolt Hernádi, chairman-CEO of Hungarian oil and gas group MOL, could still face trial for bribery in Croatia according to Hungarian investigative site Atlatszo, an OCCRP partner.
In a statement prepared for the final day of her trial, journalist Khadija Ismayilova began a spirited take-down of the Azerbaijani authorities that have detained her since December, calling them a “repression machine” which would soon collapse.
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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