When Slidstvo reporters recently inspected the property of Viktor Medvedchuk, a pro-Russian politician who escaped house arrest four days after the Russian invasion, they found a giant cuboid covered with green camouflage net sitting next to his unfinished mansion.
Spanish police arrested dozens of people suspected of having taken part in a document forging scheme that enabled immigrants to obtain residence permits through family reunification.
Land registry documents show that an Azeri lawmaker purchased two luxury London homes for 26.5 million pounds (US$34.5 million) — even as U.K. authorities were investigating whether some of the money he had transferred to his family’s local bank accounts was linked to money laundering.
A Central African Republic militia leader appeared on Tuesday before a pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, after he was last week handed over by Chad to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
After a three-week-long trial, a federal jury found on Friday four Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members guilty of drug distribution, racketeering, and two attempted murders, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Virginia’s Eastern District.
A Brazilian court found three companies guilty of illegally logging in the Amazon rainforest, fined them US$100,000 each and ordered them to plant 10 hectares with the protected Brazil nut tree, which they were found to have exploited.
A luxurious estate on the French Riviera, Sardinian villas, mansions in London and Paris, and a billion-dollar offshore trust –– these are some of the more than two dozen assets that Russian oligarchs have managed to keep secret until now.
Lebanese authorities arrested on Thursday the brother of the country’s embattled central bank governor on charges of money laundering and illicit enrichment, according to the state-run National News Agency.
At the request of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO), Italian police seized 10 luxury cars and 45 luxury and vintage motorcycles from a man who allegedly smuggled them into the EU, evading the equivalent of US$275,000 in customs duties and VAT.
U.S. authorities in Florida said they arrested 108 suspects, including four employees at Disney, a former judge, and several child predators, during a week-long operation targeting human and sex trafficking.