UN Warns of Devastating Costs of Pandemic-Related Graft

If governments fail to guard against fraud and bribery in health-care supply chains as they secure essential medicines and personal-protective equipment in the fight against COVID-19, human rights could be abused and lives could be lost, UN experts warned.

Russian Governor Faces Murder Charges

Security forces in Russia have detained a regional governor on suspicion of orchestrating the 2005 murder of several entrepreneurs in the far east of the country.

Monegasque Court Dismisses Charges in Bouvier Affair

After a Monaco court definitively dismissed charges against Swiss businessman and art dealer Yves Bouvier, whom Russian Billionaire Dimitry Rybolovlev accused of defrauding him out of nearly US$1 billion, the plaintiff’s lawyers said on Thursday that they will continue pursuing the case in Switzerland.

Dutch Police Discover Secret Prison with Torture Chamber

Dutch police arrested six men after they discovered six containers that were turned into prison cells and the seventh into a torture chamber equipped with a dentist chair with belts on arms and foot supports, pliers, knives and other utensils meant to cause pain.

Report: Dubai Facilitates Global Corruption

A US think tank claims that poor enforcement has turned Dubai into a hotbed of dodgy dealings by allowing the emirate to serve as a major crossroad for gray networks and international finance.