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.
Kyrgyz parliamentary deputy Khadzhimurat Korkmazov has allegedly been caught red-handed accepting a US$ 100,000 bribe, according to the Kyrgyz National Security Committee.
A court in Bosnia and Herzegovina has delivered a prison sentence of 40 years to an organized crime kingpin who murdered five people including a pregnant woman, whom he buried in decorators' plaster.
More than a million people were forced to work on cotton fields in Uzbekistan during last year’s harvest season under harsh conditions in which 17 people died, according to a damning report by a rights group.
Police in Italy have arrested 40 suspected gangsters after capturing unprecedented hidden-camera footage of the ‘Ndrangheta’s infamous organized crime initiation ceremony.
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