The Kazakh Parliament voted on Friday unanimously to annul a law that had prevented authorities from conducting any investigations into former authoritarian President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his family and protected their assets.
The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) penalized two banks in as many days for shortcomings in their anti-money laundering and due diligence protocols that failed to ensure that their clients’ money was not connected to financial crime.
German prosecutors have charged four people after investigators of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office found they had used forged custom papers to import more than 40 luxury cars worth millions from non-EU countries without paying the full customs and tax amounts in the EU.
The U.S. is offering up to US$10 million for information on Hezbollah’s financial networks in the West African country of Guinea associated with the activities of two local tycoons of Lebanese origin who were sanctioned by the Treasury in March last year.
The United Nations human rights chief urged authorities in Iran to immediately stop executing people who have been participating in the recent anti-government demonstrations and not use the death sentence to spread fear and silence the protests.
Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma on Monday a draft law that would see Russia withdraw from the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (CLCC), a European body dedicated to criminalizing corrupt practices within all of its member states.
A Cypriot investigative journalist accused on Wednesday the police of trying to prevent him from publishing books he wrote about corruption in his country.
U.S. courts across the country sentenced 69 members of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood (UAB) prison gang to a total of 418 years behind bars and 216 years of supervised release for crimes including drug trafficking and money laundering.
Dozens died in a wave of violence that engulfed the Mexican city of Culiacán when police last week arrested the son of jailed Sinaloa Cartel chief “El Chapo” Guzmán just days ahead of the visit of U.S. President Joe Biden to the country.
Sudan arrested an Eritrean national who is believed to have been running a network responsible for smuggling thousands from East Africa to Europe, often kidnapping, extorting and killing the migrants along the way, Interpol said in a statement on Thursday.