Mining magnate Beny Steinmetz has lost a major case against the West African nation of Guinea, after an arbitration court ruled his company bribed a former dictator’s wife with tens of millions of dollars to obtain valuable mining rights and then engaged in a cover-up.
More than half of energy professionals believe cyberattacks on the industry in the near future will result in a loss of life and many companies are not doing enough to protect themselves, according to a recent report.
Honduran police arrested a woman believed to be the head of one the country’s largest drug cartels that used planes, trucks and boats to move tonnes of cocaine to the United States.
Liberia stopped issuing diplomatic passports after one was found in the home of a prominent businessman who was arrested in the United States for wire fraud and money laundering.
Although he was supposed to be released soon after having served 16 month for illegal firearm possession, the putative leader of a criminal clan known as Group America will remain in a New York jail now for misusing the country’s COVID-19 bailout funds.
The United States put another foreign law enforcement official in their sights Monday as they designated Guatemalan Attorney General Maria Consuelo Porras Argueta de Porres ineligible to enter the U.S. due to her involvement in significant corruption and for obstructing criminal investigations for personal gain.
A Swiss-based think tank has called for increased international cooperation on cryptocurrency regulation and enforcement to combat black market activity and ‘regulatory arbitrage.’
Non-governmental organizations dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the environment welcomed the new guidelines that the UN-affiliated International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted for its member states to help cut down on the prevalence of wildlife trafficking in the global shipping industry.
First someone bugged Bolot Temirov’s apartment. Then police raided his office and allegedly planted drugs on him.
Now, Kyrgyz law enforcement has gone even farther: On May 17, the journalist announced that the interior ministry had declared his passport invalid, potentially stripping him of his Kyrgyz citizenship.
The United States has climbed to the top of a 2022 financial secrecy index which ranks countries most complicit in helping individuals hide their wealth and is followed by the likes of Switzerland, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates and the British Virgin Islands.