Vladimir Stefanov, a Lithuanian businessman with ties to the regime of Equatorial Guinea, is being indicted over arms dealing and laundering more than 91 million euros (US$99.55 million). The criminal case against Stefanov was launched after an OCCRP investigation.
A diamond for cocaine, a trefoil for marijuana, and a battery for ecstasy. These were some of the emojis used by a Chilean gang busted in the south-central city of Concepción to promote various illegal substances they had on sale. The gang members were arrested on Wednesday, reported the Prosecutor's Office.
Chinese officials said Tuesday that Myanmar authorities have handed over 31,000 telecom network fraud suspects, all of whom are Chinese nationals, to China since police agencies of both countries launched a crackdown on online fraud in September.
Citizenship by investment (CBI), colloquially known as a “golden passport,” allows criminals to hide their money in the country of their choice, while simultaneously shielding them from extradition and prosecution, a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) report found.
While dealing with the Russian invasion, Ukrainian authorities also deal with crime within their own ranks. The country’s anti-graft bodies said Monday that they had identified an organized group accused of misappropriating 62 million Ukrainian Hryvni (US$1.72 million) from the state.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Tuesday charged a New York-based entrepreneur and his companies with making fraudulent misrepresentations in securities offerings to investors who paid tens of millions in hopes of obtaining permanent residency status.
A smiley and astoundingly expensive face surprised the U.S. Customs Service in one of their latest seizures in Cincinnati, Ohio. Last week they found a replica of a Swiss luxury company's newest watch, currently listed for resale at more than $3.78 million.
Cypriot former lawmaker Georgios Varnava has asked the island’s attorney general, Georgios Savvides, to reopen an investigation into a business transaction that involved a fellow party member and allowed an Iraqi national to obtain Cypriot citizenship in 2018.
The cryptocurrency company Tether said Monday that it froze approximately US$225 million worth of its tokens from wallets linked to an international “pig butchering” scam ring in Southeast Asia that exploited more than 70 victims.