A German court announced on Wednesday that former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four other ex-employees will face the judge for their role in the so-called ‘dieselgate’ scandal in which the car producer was caught cheating on emission tests.
The son of a Kyrgyz lawmaker made a billion Kyrgyz som (US$12.8 million) on government fuel supply contracts he signed while his father sat on the parliament’s fuel and energy committee, independent news outlet Kloop reported last week.
A Mexican journalist who reported on crime was found on Wednesday decapitated near the railroad in the town of Motzorongo, in the eastern state of Veracruz.
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Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, who has been living in exile in Belgium, denounced on Tuesday a court decision that upheld an eight-year prison sentence which will ban him from running for public office for 25 years.
The U.S. Department of Treasury announced on Wednesday that the largest German investment and financial services provider Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay two settlements totaling US$583,100 for facilitating transactions that violated Ukraine-related sanctions.
Research shows that gun smugglers have taken to trafficking weapons across the U.S.-Mexico border in small batches so as to avoid detection and seizures by the authorities.
Less than a month after Russia’s leading opposition figure and fierce Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny survived a poisoning attack, unknown assailants spilled on Tuesday a foul-smelling substance at the premises of the Navalny-backed Siberian opposition in Novosibirsk.
Although the United States has given no indication that it is presently investigating any of the country’s former presidents, Mexico’s current leader has said he would be willing to extradite one of his predecessors were he asked to do so.
The EU plans to close the legislative and technical loopholes that allow money laundering to remain rampant in many EU states, Raluca Pruna, the head of the European Commission’s Financial Crime Unit, said in an interview with AML intelligence last week.