A New York man was sentenced this week to 18 months in prison for trafficking exotic African cats, selling the dangerous animals as pets, the Department of Justice said.
Portuguese and Spanish police intercepted on Saturday a sailboat off the coast of Portugal, seized 5.2 tonnes of cocaine and arrested the three-member crew, in what police are calling the largest drug bust in Europe in several years.
Amnesty International condemned Cambodia's recent conviction of an activist who was protesting against illegal logging interests in the country’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, saying that the move “marks further repression of environmental defenders.”
Saudi authorities said they have arrested 21 people accused of corruption and fraud, the kingdom’s Oversight and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) announced in Twitter thread titled No_place_for_corrupts_amongst_us.
Authorities in Cyprus announced on Friday that they are potentially revoking the citizenship of at least 45 people after a probe found that more than half of those who were issued passports through a now terminated citizenship-for-investment program should never have been granted one.
Contrary to many Hollywood depictions, the main victims of cybercrime are seldom the wealthy and powerful with deep bank accounts ripe to be emptied by clever hackers and digital grifters.
The Pandora Papers revelations have for a second week prompted responses from those exposed by them, and from governments and civil society groups, who have either completely denied, or belittled the findings, or pledged to take action.
An American who was formerly the executive vice president of U.S. operations at a Canadian oil-services company pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to fraudulently inflate his company’s reported revenue, resulting in shareholders losing over US$886 million.
A former chief executive officer (CEO) of Braskem S.A., a Brazilian petrochemical company, was sentenced in a New York court on Tuesday to 20 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to use US$250 million of his former company’s money to bribe government officials.