In response to last month’s alleged irregularities in Venezuela’s regional elections, the US Treasury Department banned on Thursday 10 Venezuelan officials from traveling to the US, froze their US assets and prohibited Americans from doing business with them.
U.S. authorities unsealed charges against three former Rolls-Royce employees who have pleaded guilty of bribing foreign officials in exchange for overseas contracts, the Guardian reported Thursday.
The “Fat Leonard” corruption investigation has grown over the past few years to involve 440 active-duty and retired US Navy personnel, including 60 current and former admirals, suspected of being connected to the Singapore-based maritime tycoon who defrauded the Navy of nearly US$ 35 million.
During a crackdown on the illegal import and transport of wildlife in Southern California, authorities said on Friday that they found king cobras smuggled inside potato chip cans, exotic songbirds stashed in luggage and a severely underweight Bengal tiger in a backyard.
A 2,300-year-old marble bull's head that was on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is stolen property and should be returned to Lebanon, art newspaper Artnet cited US authorities on Tuesday.
A former Texas police chief of a small town close to the Mexican border pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that he helped drug traffickers smuggle cocaine, broadcaster 710 Kurv News Talk reported.
New York’s authorities said Thursday they fined Pakistan’s largest bank with US$ 225 million for repeatedly failing to comply with anti-terrorism and money laundering laws and that the bank has agreed to close down its only US branch.
The trial of US Senator Bob Menendez who was charged with accepting lavish bribes from an affluent Florida eye doctor began Wednesday, the New York Post reported.
A retired Army colonel was arrested on federal charges Tuesday for plotting to bribe senior Haitian officials related to a US $84 million port development project, the US Justice Department said.
Pakistan’s largest bank will shutter its only branch in the United States after regulators there announced they were seeking a US$ 630 million fine for failure to follow anti-money laundering measures, Reuters reported Monday.
US authorities are ramping up their money laundering investigations and will be looking into luxury real estate after they found that potentially illicit activity is behind more than 30% of cash purchases, media reported Thursday.
The US Department of Justiceannounced on Tuesday that three men pleaded guilty to illegally trafficking more than 60 alligator snapping turtles from Texas, where the speciesis threatened with statewide extinction.
A federal jury on Friday convicted the former CEO of medical device firm, ArthroCare Corporation, for orchestrating a securities fraud scheme that resulted in shareholder losses of over US$ 750 million, the US Department of Justice said.
A former state lottery worker in Iowa faces up to 25 years in prison for masterminding a multi-state lottery rigging scheme, the Associated Press reported Sunday.
A young man was charged on Friday with smuggling drugs from Mexico to the United States using a drone,authoritiesannounced Friday.
Two former executives of a foreign defense contractor weresentenced Friday for their part ina multi-million dollar bribery scandal that rocked the US Navy.
US law enforcement is intensifying a criminal investigation into a multi-billion dollar alleged fraud at Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MBD), Bloomberg reported Thursday.
United States investigators have uncovered a money laundering operation run by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) that transferred funds to an alleged ISIS supporter in the US using fake eBay transactions, The Wall Street Journal reported.
A Mexican soccer star who captained the national team was among 22 people sanctioned by the US on Wednesday for alleged drug cartel links, according to the US Treasury.
A Sinaloa cartel boss was arraigned in federal court on Monday on a drug smuggling indictment after he self-surrendered at the end of July at the border to Mexico.
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