In a series of raids last week, Italian police rounded up over 100 suspects who they believed to be affiliated with the ‘Ndrangheta, Italy’s largest Mafia group, Italy’s State Police revealed in a statement.
At least 2,700 contract killings took place in 2019 and 2020 in more than 80 countries, enabling criminals to silence those who oppose them and dissuade efforts into investigating their activities, according to a Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) report.
Authorities in the United Kingdom found a London-based criminal group guilty of trying to smuggle 69 Albanian migrants into the country in a run-down fishing boat and of plotting to bring in 50 more every week, the NCA reported on Wednesday.
The Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans has turned over US$1million to the U.S. government to settle claims that it defrauded FEMA and violated the false claims act in the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed in a statement on Monday.
Liechtenstein’s judicial authorities have a “pending money laundering investigation” in relation to Lebanese central bank governor Riad Salame, the country’s Prosecutor General confirmed in an email to OCCRP.
U. S. authorities said they will seize and sell around US$56 million in fraudulent proceeds from a conspirator self-described as the “number one promoter” of BitConnect, a cryptocurrency investment scheme which was in fact a Ponzi scheme.
A Panamanian national was extradited from Guatemala to the United States on Monday for alleged money laundering and bribery offences totalling roughly US$28 million linked to the Brazilian-based Odebrecht S.A. corruption scandal, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
When conducting business in foreign countries, the likelihood of bribe demands is the highest in North Korea, Turkmenistan, Eritrea, Venezuela and Somalia, while in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and New Zealand chances are low that someone would ask for a kickback, according to TRACE, a globally recognized business association.
U.S. prosecutors charged three men with varying counts of wire fraud and money laundering committed in a scheme to solicit donations through fraudulent political action committees (PACs) during the 2016 election cycle, the U.S. Department of Justice announced in a statement Monday.
The traditional Chinese medicine industry has long been one of the major drivers of poaching and the illegal wildlife trade in Africa, but according to a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency, its markets are getting closer and closer to its sources and Beijing may be to blame.