A U.S. court found a Bulgarian national and owner of a Bitcoin exchange guilty for his role in an international fraud scheme that lured at least 900 Americans into purchasing online items that didn’t exist, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
The ex-CEO of a world-renowned German car manufacturer will this week become the first of the company’s former executives to stand trial over the Dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal.
Police in Indonesia arrested three suspected members of an international crime syndicate that tricked an Italian company into paying 3.67 million euro (US$4.33 million) for non-existent medical equipment,Interpol said Tuesday.
A German court announced on Wednesday that formerVolkswagen 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.
Citizens collecting pensions in the United Kingdom have lost at least 31 million pounds (US$40.75 million) to scammers since 2017, and this figure likely only scratches the surface given that it includes only reported cases, the country’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator said in a press release on Tuesday.
In the latest instalment of a saga that saw investors around the world defrauded out of as much as US$16 billion, the co-founder of a disgraced cryptocurrency firm has agreed to testify against the company’s one-time chief, his sister.
In an effort to take the United Kingdom out of one of the deepest recessions of any major economy following the pandemic, the country’s government has injected billions in public funds into corporations embroiled in financial and human rights scandals, Vice reported on Tuesday.
In an effort to crack down on the hundreds of millions of dollars that were laundered through the U.S. real estate and business sectors by two former owners of one of Ukraine’s largest banks, authorities announced on Thursday that they intend to seize several of the properties involved in the scandal.
A 30-year-old Moldovan national pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to participation in a transnational cybercrime organization that caused more than half a billion dollars in losses, the US Department of Justice said on Friday.
Six retired players from the American National Football League (NFL) were charged in a superseding indictment last week in connection to a scheme to defraud healthcare benefits for former NFL players, according to a statement released by the US Department of Justice.
Law enforcement from 83 countries dismantled 19 organised crime groups and arrested 406 suspects during a six-month-long operation that targeted trafficking of counterfeit and substandard food and beverages, Europol said on Wednesday.
Two former managers of the Monaco-based energy consultancyUnaoil have bribed Iraqi authorities to secure favorable contracts in the war-torn country, a UK court established in a process that was marred by accusations against the head of the UK Serious Fraud Office of having been vulnerable to flattery from an Unaoil agent.
Italian national police announced on Thursday they arrested 31 people, including public officials, members of the military, and businessmen, suspected of corruption and fraud related to procurement contracts of the country’s armed forces.
If governments fail to guard against fraud and bribery in health-care supply chains as they secure essential medicines and personal-protective equipment in the fight against COVID-19, human rights could be abused and lives could be lost, UN experts warned.
After a Monaco court definitively dismissed charges against Swiss businessman and art dealer Yves Bouvier, whom Russian Billionaire Dimitry Rybolovlev accused of defrauding him out of nearly US$1 billion, the plaintiff’s lawyers said on Thursday that they will continue pursuing the case in Switzerland.
The embattled daughter of Angola’s former president has said she will cooperate with the country’s authorities in their investigation into allegations of corruption levelled against her.
Boston-based pharmaceutical company Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said it will pay US$21.5 million to settle bribery and other violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) charges with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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.
In the largest restraint of funds in New Zealand’s history, the country’sAsset Recovery Unit froze on Monday NZD$140 million (US$91.12 million) from a company owned by Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen wanted by the US and France for laundering billions and by Russia for stealing millions.
Swiss prosecutors have launched a second investigation against mining company Glencore International AG, this time for failing to put organizational measures in place to prevent alleged corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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