Spain Probes Equatoguinean Minister For Bribes, Money Laundering

Spain is investigating the son of Equatorial Guinea’s ruler, Teodoro Obiang, for his alleged involvement in a money laundering and tax fraud network that has whitewashed millions of dollars from bribes paid by a Portuguese company to which he awarded a construction contract in the African country.

Kyiv Police Bust $1.7M Embezzlement Scheme

Police in Ukraine have accused the director of an energy supply company in Kyiv of embezzling more than 67 million hryvnias (US$1.7 million) from the state budget by selling electricity at inflated prices to a department within the State Water Resources Agency.

Italian Authorities Bust VAT Fraud Ring

Italian authorities have put 11 suspects under house arrest as part of a crackdown on a VAT fraud ring that has deprived the budget of the European Union as well as national budgets of more than 25 million euros (US$27.17 million).