A U.S. court charged the owner of a Texas hospice and 15 of his aides for billing government health funds more than US$ 60 million for services they either never provided or were not allowed, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Texas.
The founder of an Indian tech firm who last year made headlines promising smart phones for less than four U.S. dollars was arrested on suspicion of fraud, local media reported.
Marine Le Pen’s chief of staff was charged Wednesday after an investigation showed European Parliament money was used to pay staffers of Le Pen’s party.
UK authorities convicted Tuesday four men on fraud and bribery charges for a £160 million (US$ 200.18 million) scheme that tricked banks into investing in the installation of broadband networks in sewers.
A British court sent a former banker and five accomplices to jail Thursday for siphoning millions from small businesses to enrich themselves and blow some of it away on sex parties and luxury vacations.
A Nevada-based casino company agreed to pay a nearly US$ 7 million criminal penalty to settle a corruption investigation into dubious payments it made to a consultant who was helping the company promote its brand in China and Macau.
Guatemalan authorities announced Wednesday that they detained the brother and the son of Guatemala’s president for fraud involving the use of false receipts to bill the state for social events that never took place.
Italian authorities announced Tuesday that they have arrested seven suspected fraudsters who are believed to have lured more than 200 people into investing in an "eight star" resort in Belize that was never built.
The brother and nephew of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon were charged Tuesday with trying to bribe a Middle Eastern official into a real estate deal worth US$ 800 million, according to the Department of Justice.
A former interior minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina charged in November with fraud vanished Tuesday after being released from pretrial detention earlier this month, local media reported.
Macedonian officials extradited a Kazakh man suspected of fraud on Wednesday following his May arrest in the Balkan country, Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry (MVD) said in a statement.
A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a man who swindled a politician out of more than US$ 6 million by convincing him to invest in a fictitious Kremlin-managed investment fund, local media reported.
The casual, obscenity-laden telephone transcript splashed in Bosnian media at the start of this month appeared to reveal a startling act: One of the country’s most powerful politicians being told that he was protected from major corruption investigations.
An investigation by OCCRP partner the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) has revealed evidence indicating that a Kazakh behind a multi-billion dollar banking scam secretly owned one of Belgrade’s most popular concert venues.
The Spanish Civil Guard dealt a major blow to an organized money-laundering ring with connections to two Russian crime syndicates on Tuesday. The operation, two years in the making, was named “Usura” and was supported by Europol.
A Communist era law that lets convicts in Romania cut down on jail sentences in exchange for publishing scientific works will now be amended, as abuse of the law has spiraled out of control, according to Balkan Insight.
Europol recently launched its annual multi-partner operation aimed at cracking down on organized crime throughout Europe. Results ranging from human trafficking to airline fraud have been coming in.
This week, OCCRP partner re:Baltica published a series of investigations into the business dealings of Uzbekistan’s elite in Latvia with stories of fraud, bribery and attempted assassination.
An Estonian national who ran an internet fraud scheme that infected more than four million computers worldwide was sentenced yesterday to more than seven years in prison, the US Attorney’s Office in New York said.
Israeli police are investigating a possible US$ 65 million fraud at the world’s largest diamond exchange in Ramat Gan, a city east of Tel Aviv, the Guardian reported.
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