A Hawaii businesswoman pleaded guilty on Monday for her role in an “unregistered lobbying campaign” that attempted to influence the U.S. government on behalf of foreign interests. Her testimony may contribute to the future prosecution of other individuals with close connections to the current administration.
The multinational supplement company Herbalife agreed to pay over US$123 million in penalties for its “extensive and systematic corrupt payments to members of the Chinese government,” a prosecutor said in a U.S. Justice Department statement on Friday.
By all outward appearances, Hatam Khatoun Nema was a small-time money changer working from a nondescript office in Järfälla, a workaday Stockholm suburb.
A Chinese gang is using guns, threats, and fear to corner the market for transporting Chinese-made goods in Europe.
The Ecuadorian navy is on high alert as it monitors a massive fleet of more than 260 Chinese fishing vessels hovering at the edge of the protected zone that surrounds the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific.
Lithuanian authorities have launched an investigation into the procurement of Chinese-made protective face masks that, according to anOCCRP investigation, had fake certificates.
TheU.S. Justice Department charged on Tuesday two Chinese hackers with targeting U.S. companies involved in the development of COVID-19 vaccines, testing technology, and treatments, with the intention of probing for vulnerabilities in their computer networks.
Customs officials in the US have detained a shipment of suspected forced labour products possibly made with hair taken from Muslims detained in China’s notorious prison camps.
A large Chinese gold processor based in Wuhan was found to have secured US$2.8 billion in loans by using fake gold as collateral, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday.
Four former executives of the Spanish branch of ICBC, China’s largest state-owned bank, pleaded guilty on Monday to laundering tens of millions of euros in illicit funds, mostly originating from suspected Chinese organized crime groups.
A Canadian court has ruled that extradition proceedings against Chinese tech giant Huawei’s CFO, brought by US authorities, will resume next week.
Authorities in Ukraine have arrested a gang accused of selling and trafficking infant children to buyers in the People’s Republic of China.
Czech authorities have confiscated hundreds of thousands of masks and respirators that were supposed to be sold to the Czech Republic at more than double their market price, according to the online daily Aktuálně.
A group that rescues women and girls trafficked from Vietnam to China says the closure of the border due to COVID-19 has hindered efforts to help victims escape slavery and sexual exploitation.
Prosecutors in the US have charged two Chinese nationals for allegedly laundering money stolen during a cyberattack on a virtual currency exchange by North Korean hackers.
A Chinese court sentenced the former head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, to 13 and a half years in prison for taking bribes while serving in China as a public security official and maritime police chief, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.
The former head of one of China’s banks admitted in a state TV documentary that he took millions of dollars in bribes and kept stashing some of them in a Beijing apartment “just like making regular trips to the supermarket,”Bloomberg reported last week.
A Chinese court sentenced the former chairman of a bank to a death for corruption and embezzlement of millions but gave him a chance to turn the sentence into life in prison if he behaves well in jail over the next two years, theSouth China Morning Post reported on Friday.
As many as 629 women and girls from Pakistan were sold as brides and taken to China, according to a list obtained by The Associated Press.
China’sCentral Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced Sunday it has punished 4,217 government officials and state employees for their involvement in 2,848 cases of graft.
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