A corruption scandal involving a controversial ex-reality star, a businessman, a special prosecutor, and €1.5 million (US$1.68 million) stuffed into a Louis Vuitton bag, is both rocking North Macedonia and bogging down into a political mishmash.
Ten reporters employed by the Nay Pyi Taw Times were arrested last week and charged with extortion, the Myanmar Times, a leading English-language newspaper in Yangon, reported.
Sextortion — a scam in which hackers claim to compromise a user’s computer, record them watching pornography via their webcam, and threaten to release the video online if the victim does not meet their demands — has been linked to the Bitcoin money laundering site Bitblender.io.
While Mexico’s drug traders make over US$31 billion per year, the country’s legitimate economy is taking a toll from being targeted by criminal groups, according to new reports released Monday.
New eyewitness reports say that the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), an armed insurgent group in Myanmar, is extorting money from vehicles traveling along the Mandalay-Muse highway in the war-torn Shan state in the country’s north.
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Lee Jae-yong, the heir to the Samsung Group, left his jail cell a free man on Monday, after serving only one year of the five he was sentenced to for bribery and embezzlement, according to Reuters.
Federal authorities indicted ten suspected members of the Sicilian mafia on Friday with extortion, loansharking, wire and mail fraud, narcotics distribution, and conspiracy to commit murder on behalf of the Cosa Nostra.
Italian police announced on Wednesday that they have seized 11 million euros (US$ 13 million) in assets and arrested 37 people, including two Italian Carabinieri officers, who were allegedly involved in mafia-type extortion related to fruit, fish and drugs.
Mexican police arrested a woman suspected to be the leader of an organized crime group operating in the tourist resort areas of Cancun and Playa del Carmen,media reportedFriday.
Nearly four years after she was put under house arrest, Uzbekistan authorities explained on Friday for the first time what the daughter of late President Islam Karimov has been convicted of and announced additional charges.
A Rome court sent 41 people to jailon Thursday for corruption, extortion and bid rigging, but dismissed claims by prosecutors that the gang was amafia organization.
The speaker of Indonesia’s House of Representatives was named on Monday as a suspect in a multi-million dollar embezzlement case that siphoned funds from the country’s national electronic identity card program.
Italian authorities said Monday they arrested 68 suspected members of a ‘Ndrangheta mafia group that stole food from migrants at Italy’s largest reception center, siphoning off over 30 million euros in state funds.
Italian authorities seized on Monday assets worth €20 million from a family accused of extortions, racketeering and counterfeiting cigarettes and oil in the city of Naples.
A U.S. attorney plead guilty Monday to systematically extorting a total of US$ 6 million from people who illegally downloaded pornographic movies.
American authorities Wednesday arrested eight alleged members of an Eastern European organized crime syndicate they say committed an array of mob-related crimes in collusion with a large transnational organized crime group.
Italian authorities said Wednesday they seized €44 million (US$ 48.95 million) in assets from an alleged senior mafioso who was so obsessed with emulating Al Pacino's role in the classic 1983 gangster film “Scarface” that he had a replica of the throne from the movie built for his villa.
Unaoil, a Monaco-based oil-services company, denied allegations posed by Fairfax Media and The Huffington Post that it was at the center of a multi-billion dollar bribery scheme and claimed it was the victim of extortion.
European authorities have cracked down on a cybercrime group they say has been extorting money from businesses by threatening them with cyber attacks since mid-2014.
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