A powerful former ally of Gabon President Ali Bongo was fired from his post and arrested on suspicion of graft, the latest fallout in the investigation into the more than USD $100 million missing from a state-controlled oil company’s coffers.
More than 200 people have been arrested in 31 countries following a three-month global investigation into money laundering, Europol said Wednesday.
Slovak authorities have charged two employees of the state-run Tipos national lottery on charges of violating their duties and money laundering, the Slovak Spectator reported.
A California Republican congressman says he will plead guilty to one count of misuse of campaign funds during a federal court hearing Tuesday in San Diego.
A weekend gun battle between Mexican security forces and dozens of members of a presumed drug cartel left at least 21 people dead, including four policemen and two bystanders, according to authorities and multiple news reports.
Police have charged a third person in connection with a multi-million dollar corruption scheme involving Western Australia's Department of Communities, Australia’s ABC News reported Monday.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said he will step down next month amid the growing potlicial turmoil surrounding the investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Girls caught up in gangs are trapped in a cycle of threats and violence and are vulnerable to criminal and sexual exploitation, reports the Guardian.
Authorities in Gabon have detained eight people accused of theft and money-laundering, according to media reports on Thursday.
Philippine police have seized hundreds of kilograms of methamphetamine - with an estimated street value of US$49 million - hidden inside Chinese tea packets.