USA: Alexion Reaches US$21 Million Settlement with SEC

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).

Alleged Cyber-Godfather Hushpuppi Arrives in US

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.

Narco-Plane Crash Lands in Mexico

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.

Dismissal of Nawaz Sharif’s Judge Could Set the ex PM Free

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.

US Seizes Possible Uyghur Hair Products

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.

Police Hack Deals Devastating Blow to UK Criminals

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.

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