US cyber security experts say that Evil Corp, a Russian group of cybercriminals, has been targeting America’s most successful companies, known as Fortune 500, in an effort to force them to pay millions in ransom.
A Paris court found on Monday former French Prime Minister François Fillon guilty of misappropriation of public funds, complicity and concealment and sentenced him to five years in prison and a 375,000 euro (US$423,000) fine.
Two alleged members of the Mac Baller Brims gang - a violent crime group from New York City’s Bronx borough - have been charged on Friday with the murder of a 27-year-old man during a robbery committed in Manhattan last October.
Croatian authorities seized on Saturday nearly 25 kilograms of cocaine after a police dog sniffed the drugs out during a routine traffic control near the southern coastal city of Ploče. The drugs have an estimated street value of HRK17 million (US$2.5 million), police said.
The United Kingdom’s Financial Reporting Council announced on Wednesday that it would investigate the audits of two “Big Four” accounting firms for their failure to spot the collapse of London Capital & Finance (LC&F), which left over 11,400 investors facing losses of at least £230 million (US$ 285 million).
A bizarre black market business developed in Pakistan as desperate families of critical COVID-19 patients are offering thousands of dollars for blood plasma from recovered patients.
A member of New York’s Genovese crime family was sentenced to four years in prison for extortion and racketeering conspiracies according to a statement from the US Department of Justice.
Masks delivered to Romanian hospitals under a procurement contract that saw corruption charges being raised against the head of a state owned-company do not comply with safety standards, experts told OCCRP on Thursday.
A court in Algeria sentenced on Wednesday 17 former high-ranking officials, including two ex-prime ministers, to years-long jail terms for money laundering, corruption, trading in influence, and pressure on public officials to obtain undue privileges.