The South Korean government announced Tuesday that it had granted a special pardon to former President Lee Myung-bak, annulling the 15 years left on his sentence for corruption.
A court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo acquitted a former presidential advisor who was charged with passive corruption, insults to the head of the state and influence peddling after OCCRP released a tape showing him negotiating a corrupt mining deal.
Venezuela’s authorities said they arrested two men believed to be involved in the assassination of Paraguayan anti-mafia prosecutor Marcelo Pecci who was shot in May on a beach in Colombia where he was honeymooning with his new wife.
Dutch authorities extradited to Australia a Chinese-born Canadian believed to be the head of Asia’s biggest drug ring that laundered its illicit billions through poorly regulated casinos in Southeast Asia.
The Supreme Court of Liberia sentenced seven traditional chiefs to six months in prison for interfering with the independence of the judiciary after they ordered members of a cult to abduct a judge and two other individuals in an attempt to manipulate a local land dispute.
Two people linked to the now defunct crypto exchange platform FTX Trading Ltd. pleaded guilty to criminal charges for their role in a multi-year scheme that defrauded investors of billions of dollars, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams announced Wednesday.
Burkina Faso’s Minister of Mines Simon-Pierre Boussim denied Tuesday Ghana’s claim that his country contracted mercenaries from the Kremlin-linked private military group Wagner in exchange for a mining concession.
The United States’ law enforcement agencies issued a warning about an “explosion” in incidents of children and teens being tricked into providing explicit photographs online and then extorted for money—a crime known as financial sextortion.
Prosecutors in Thailand have indicted a U.S. citizen and an accused arms dealer from Myanmar for their alleged roles in laundering drug money by purchasing energy from a Thai state-owned company, and sending it over the border to be sold in Myanmar.
The Lithuanian Social Democratic Party expelled one of its prominent members on Wednesday after OCCRP and its partners exposed his role in a sanction evasion scheme that saw Russian and Belarussian wood being smuggled into the EU with suspect paperwork from Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan.