United States prosecutors indicted a Russian oligarch for violating sanctions imposed against him in 2014 over his support for the Russian occupation of Donetsk, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
Spain’s Civil Guard arrested Wednesday three individuals accused of fraudulently selling high-quality sofas that in fact did not exist. Authorities report that the group has defrauded at least 175 people for over half a million euros.
In a coordinated international effort to disrupt malicious cybercrime activity, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned Tuesday a virtual currency exchange site and a Russian darknet marketplace, known to be the largest and most prominent in the world.
As the EU continues to target assets of Russian and Belarussian nationals over the invasion of Ukraine, Dutch customs have seized 14 yachts currently in their shipyards, most of them still under construction.
Some first saw it as a wall of light upon the waves, others a series of blips popping up out of blue on radar screens, while most only saw its effect in their waters being almost entirely depleted of fishing stocks.
The phones of four Jordanian human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists were secretly infected with the infamous Pegasus spyware that gives those who planted it access to messages, documents, photos and contacts of the victims, a human rights watchdog and an internet security developer said Tuesday.
While Myanmar’s illegal wildlife trade has escalated online last year, Indian airports were found to be major hubs for the criminal activity, non-governmental organizations dealing with the protection of endangered species and the conservation of nature say.
Peruvian police arrested a former government official suspected of being part of a group that illegally sold driver’s licenses to collect money for the ruling party. The operation raised suspicions about official party links to corruption.
In the ongoing hunt for assets belonging to Russians sanctioned over the invasion of Ukraine, Spain seized on Monday a US$90 million yacht from oligarch Viktor Vekselberg at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).