A federal court in Texas has blocked a website selling fake coronavirus vaccine kits in the first US judicial action against pandemic-related fraud, according to a statement from the Justice Department.
Several prominent politicians sold off significant portions of their stocks prior to the market crash attributed to the coronavirus outbreak. Many now face public scrutiny, and some have called for their resignation.
As millions in the United States experience economic despair in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, recent reports show that the pharmaceutical industry, banking executives on Wall Street, and politicians are exploring ways to profit.
The head of America’s national whistleblowing watchdog has called for a dedicated task force to fight coronavirus-related fraud and corruption among government contractors.
The daughter of Uzbekistan’s late president will serve a further eight years in prison for corruption and criminal activities estimated to have cost the country a total of more than US$2.3 billion.
Investigators in more than 15 countries have seized almost 36 million units of medical drugs in a coordinated sting on European groups trafficking black market and counterfeit medications.
The US State Department banned a Bulgarian judge from entering the country on Wednesday because he was allegedly involved in “significant corruption,” said Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.
Lawyers who took on a case against Swiss pharmaceutical company Hoffman-La Roche stated on Monday that the corporation falsely claimed that Tamiflu, one its highest grossing products, could help limit a potential influenza pandemic by preventing the transmission of the virus.
A former high-level city official who oversaw contract compliance in Atlanta’s government was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison. He had failed to disclose that he also worked for a company that helped businesses seeking government construction contracts, according to a Department of Justice release.
Mexico’s foreign affairs minister is calling for talks with the United States about President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that he wants to list Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups.
Over the past seven days, a string of anti-drug and organized crime busts by authorities across Ohio have led to dozens of indictments and huge loads of seized drugs and weapons, according to reports.
They say that those who can’t do, teach — but on Monday, federal authorities alleged that a Miami professor with expertise in organized crime played an active role in a conspiracy to launder approximately $2.5 million in dirty Venezuelan money.
A former doctor has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for a string of frauds, money laundering, and illegal prescription-writing, according to a Justice Department release last week.
A West African woman claims to have escaped from the Kuwaiti captors she was sold to four years ago and who had kept her locked for months in a Cleveland apartment, according to News 5 Cleveland.
Federal prosecutors in New York charged on Tuesday Turkey’s second-largest state-bank with money laundering and violating US sanctions against Iran.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 15 individuals who had lured and sexually exploited children via the Internet, the Office announced Wednesday on its Facebook page.
After having denied wrongdoing for more than a year, US Congressman Chris Collins resigned on Monday and pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and lying to federal investigators, according to multiple media reports.
The Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V. agreed to pay US$30 million to settle accusations of overcharging Medicaid for its allergy treatment product, the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, announced on Friday.
The US House of Representatives said on Monday it has issued a subpoena to President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and sent letters requesting information to three of his associates over a back-channel campaign to gather information in Ukraine damaging to the President’s rivals.
A former Mexican Attorney General was convicted of protecting and facilitating a cartel’s drug trafficking activities and has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to a Thursday press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York.
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