A sledgehammer smeared with fake blood, packed in a violin case – that was Russian tycoon Yevgeny Prigozhin’s macabre message to the European Parliament after EU legislators demanded that his notorious mercenary group be placed on the EU’s terrorist list.
Law enforcement in 10 countries Thursday dismantled a conspiracy involving 142 suspects who allegedly stole more than US$120 million via ‘spoofing’, a form of cybercrime in which thieves use stolen identities to obtain sensitive information from victims.
More than 7,000 people were killed in South Africa from June to September, representing a 14 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according to the latest crime statistics released by the South African Police Service.
A group of lawmakers in Paraguay has tried to impeach the chief justice of the country’s Supreme Court over accusations that his son received hundreds of thousands of dollars to overturn the extradition of an alleged money launderer to the United States.
In a heist that would have put Caesar’s sack of Gaul to shame, nearly 500 golden coins produced by an ancient Celtic culture in what is now southern Germany were boosted from the Celtic and Roman Museum in the Bavarian town of Manching, Germany this week.
Hong Kong Customs reported Tuesday the seizure of approximately 64 million suspected illicit cigarettes with an estimated market value of HKD$180 million (US$23 million).
New documents confirm previous investigations by Oštro and OCCRP that Mihajlo Perenčević, a Croatian businessman sanctioned due to his important strategic business in Russia, has extensive financial ties to a major Croatian tourism developer with a portfolio of property and assets worth some 200 million euros (US$207.95 million).
In a stunning reversal, the Court of Justice of the European Union weakened an existing anti-money laundering rule on Tuesday, limiting use of one of the most potent tools against financial secrecy – access to beneficial ownership information.
A Kyrgyz investigative journalist who has published stories about high-level corruption in the country was apparently deported today, minutes after a court ruled against him.
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