A twenty-year-old cybersecurity worker was arrested and charged on Tuesday with hacking the personal and financial records of five million Bulgarian taxpayers, according to Reuters.
The Russian Ministry of Interior Affairs announced on Wednesday that it detained a suspect in a case of 16 stolen barrels of pine seed worth four million rubles (USD$63,500).
Alejandro Toledo, one of the four former Peruvian presidents to have been caught up in Latin America’s Lava Jato anti-corruption probe, was arrested in Red Woods, California on Tuesday, nearly two years after Peru first filed extradition requests.
The Uzbek President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) resigned on Monday, saying he doesn’t have time to do the job as he is overwhelmed with lawsuits. Gafur Rakhimov is accused of organized crime and drug trafficking.
French environment minister François de Rugy, who has allegedly been paying fancy dinners, including lobsters and fine wines, with taxpayers’ money, resigned on Tuesday but denied the claims and accused media of lynching him, Le Monde reported.
Rather than rebuilding hospitals damaged by the 2012 Guatemalan earthquake, public officials within the Ministry of Health embezzled nearly US$67.3 million from the public treasury, according to a UN report published on Tuesday.
Three already detained suspects were officially charged in Malta on Tuesday for the 2017 murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
The Dutch police conducted a major internal cleanup that saw dozens of officers dismissed or arrested for corruption and breaches of official secrecy, the Dutch News reported on Monday stressing that the weeks-long operation was just the “tip of an iceberg.”
After calls for Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign amidst the arrests of several high-profile government officials for corruption, a Telegram chat was leaked on Saturday that showed the governor and his advisors being profane, misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, attacking the opposition party, and mocking the deaths that followed Hurricane Maria.
Italian police said they detained three people and seized Nazi propaganda material and weapons, including an air-to-air missile, from a far-right group in northwestern Italy on Monday.