Italy’s Guardia Di Finanza arrested 19 alleged members of the ‘Ndrangheta organized crime group Friday in the Italian town of Trento. At the same time, in the ‘Ndrangheta’s native region of Calabria,a former police officer named Seby Vecchio was arrested for collaborating with the group, according to the Italian daily, ANSA.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces an additional conspiracy charge as part of a years-long investigation into allegations that he received millions of euros from the regime of Libya’s late ruler Muammar Gaddafi to finance his 2007 presidential campaign.
The U.K. data regulator has fined British Airways a record 20 million pounds (US$26 million) for failing to adequately protect the personal and financial details of more than 400,000 customers.
Newly appointed Kyrgyz authorities have opened an investigation into corruption at the Kyrgyzstan’s State Customs Service (GTS), suspected of stealing millions of dollars from the country’s budget since 2016.
Police in several European countries arrested 20 suspects in an operation to bust one of Europe’s largest criminal networks, the QQAAZZ money laundering ring, which served the continent's most prominent cybercriminals, Europol said Thursday in a statement.
Dutch authorities raided an illegal tobacco factory in the south of Utrecht and arrested 13 people, mostly from Eastern Europe, while confiscating 3.6 million cigarettes and several dozen metric tons of tobacco, cigarette papers, filters and glue, Europol said in a statement on Tuesday.
After being implicated in an investigation exposing Cyprus’ shady ‘golden passport’ industry, the President of the Cypriot Parliament, facing mounting political pressure to resign, announced on Thursday that he would step down as both a lawmaker and as speaker.
Cyprus will abolish its ‘golden passport’ program, the government announced on Tuesday, just one day after the publication of an investigation which revealed how public officials were willing to bypass safeguards and provide citizenship to convicted criminals.