Hungarian authorities said they dismantled an organized crime group believed to have deprived the Hungarian budget of more than 8.2 million euros (cca. US$9.6 million) in unpaid taxes using a sophisticated and intricate value-added tax fraud mechanism known as ‘carousel fraud.'
A Colombian court found a former member of a guerilla group guilty of participating in the kidnapping and the murder of a journalist crew and sent him behind bars for nearly 29 years, the country’s Prosecution Office announced on Tuesday.
With the help of Europol, the Spanish National Police arrested last week three people accused of collecting donations for Syrian orphans that was then spent on radicalizing and training children to become Al Qaeda jihadist fighters.
The World Bank has blacklisted an anonymously-owned Scottish company for engaging in “fraudulent practices” to win deals under an emergency medical aid programme in Uzbekistan.
A species of African elephant has become critically endangered species due to poaching and loss of habitat, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced last week, noting that in some parts of the continent anti-poaching measures have produced results.
Another German politician joined the list of suspects in a corruption scandal involving the procurement of COVID-19 face masks that has rocked the country’s conservatives and prompted the Bundestag to introduce a lobby register.
Chinese-owned fishing companies cheated the Ghanaian government out of millions of dollars a year in fishing license revenues by using shell companies to fraudulently obtain lower-priced local licenses, according to a new study by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).
Facebook has blocked a group of Chinese hackers who infected the devices of Uighur Muslims living outside the country with surveillance malware in order to spy on them.
A jury in New York found the ringleaders of a scheme that saw more than US$150 million made from marijuana sales flow through the U.S. financial system guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, the Department of Justice announced in a statement on Wednesday.