Following intelligence provided by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Italian customs officers this week seized more than 4,000 counterfeit bearings originating from China. Authorities said installing such copies into machinery is dangerous.
Terrorist and organized crime groups are spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic in order to erode people’s trust in government or spread their ideology and gain more supporters, the UN warned in a report published this month.
The now-bankrupt U.S. opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma L.P. pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misleading the government about the sales of one of its drugs that played a role in the country’s opioid crisis. The confession ended the investigation that led to a multi-billion dollar settlement between the company and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The judiciary in Bosnia and Herzegovina is getting worse and the conviction rate of high corruption cases is seeing a dramatic decline compared to previous years, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) warned on Monday in Sarajevo.
Leaders of the G20 reiterated their commitment to following anti-money laundering policy measures recommended by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which stressed their importance amidst the COVID-19 pandemic at a summit over the weekend hosted by the Saudi presidency.
Russian special forces rescued a seven-year-old boy who was kidnapped in September near his school in Gorki after an unnamed U.S. intelligence agency scouring hidden areas of the internet found a link between the boy and a user of the dark web.
Apple’s head of global security has been indicted on felony charges for allegedly offering bribes to California police officers in exchange for concealed firearms licenses, the Santa Clara district attorney’s office announced in a press release published on Monday.
A court in Melbourne sentenced on Thursday a 49-year-old woman who described herself as the “queen” of a criminal drug smuggling syndicate to 18 years in jail with a 13 years-long non-parole period, according to Australian Federal Police (AFP).
As governments around the globe face budgetary pressures due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the urgency to crack down on tax havens – responsible for an estimated loss of over US$ 427 billion each year – has become even more crucial, experts said in response to new findings.
Apple agreed to pay US$113 million on Wednesday to settle consumer fraud allegations known as ‘batterygate’ in which 33 U.S. states accused the company of having deliberately slowed down its older mobile devices so that consumers would purchase newer models.