US Renews Sanctions Against Guatemalan Drug Trafficking Group

The more things change, the more they remain the same, according to U.S. prosecutors. Specifically, the United States has moved to renew sanctions  against the notorious Guatemalan drug trafficking organization, the Los Pochos, despite its change in leadership.

Italy Busts €220M VAT Fraud Ring, 5 Arrested

Italy’s financial authorities arrested five individuals implicated in a value added tax (VAT) fraud scheme that resulted in the theft of 220 million euros (US$323.6 million) in alcohol-related tax revenue, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) reported Tuesday.

UK Government Supports Anti-SLAPP Bill

The United Kingdom government has thrown its support behind a bill aimed at combating intimidatory Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) lawsuits, which stifle free speech and enable corrupt elites to silence journalists and critics with baseless legal claims.