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 the US Department of Justice.
Italian police in Sicily arrested on Wednesday 45 people believed to be linked to the Cosa 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 new community standards that have put historical artifacts on the list of items forbidden to post for sale on the platform.