Italian prosecutors said on Friday they have accused Dutch billionaire Marcel Boekhoorn of using money made through a business partner's criminal activities to finance his private equity fund’s acquisition of an Italian gaming software.
Working together, several European law enforcement authorities dismantled an organized crime ring behind an illegal pay-TV service that offered access to shows and movies at a price significantly lower than that required of legal pay-TV services, Eurojust announced Wednesday.
A Dutch investment fund acquired a popular gambling brand despite its long-standing ties to Italy’s criminal underworld.
Italian police and the FBI arrested on Wednesday 19 members of two Italian Mafia clans that were trying to build up their criminal power in Palermo while maintaining their connections in the United States.
Italian police said they detained three people and seized Nazi propaganda material and weapons, including an air-to-air missile, from a far-right group in northwestern Italy on Monday.
Months after being detained for allegedly taking bribes during the remodel of the A.S. Roma football stadium, the president of Rome’s City Council and a key member of the ruling 5 Star Movement had his case postponed by the Italian Court of Cassation on Friday, according to La Repubblica.
Just a coffee, or a deal that will support Italy’s far-right Lega party and allow Putin to further destabilize the EU? Italian deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini may have to answer this question soon.
Brazilian police arrested on Monday two Italian mafiosi who are considered by European and American anti-drug authorities to be the world’s main cocaine brokers.
Italian authorities seized last week nearly €84 million (US$94,816,680) as part of an investigation into the so-called ‘carousel fraud,’ a cross-country VAT avoidance scheme that costs the EU some €50 billion ($56.4 billion) per year, according to the European Parliament.
Italy has been looking for him for a quarter of a century and was awaiting his extradition when the Uruguayan Interior Ministry announced on Monday that Milan’s “cocaine king,” Rocco Morabito, had escaped from prison.
Italian police said on Wednesday it detained 35 people and seized assets worth 30 million euros in a crackdown on a newly-discovered powerful ‘Ndrangheta clan near the southeastern coastal town of Crotone.
European police authorities said on Tuesday they had busted a criminal network that sold fake olive oil in Germany and Italy.
Just like Homer’s queen of Ithaca, Maria Campagna loyally pulled the strings in the “kingdom” of her incarcerated husband for years. But Salvatore Cappello was not sailing from one adventure to another. He was serving a sentence under a particularly restrictive prison regime reserved for mafiosi, murderers, and terrorists.
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As money laundering scandals make headlines and public anger mounts about the massive amounts of unexplained cash flowing into European nations and banks, governments will go one of two directions: court the world’s ultra-wealthy, or make life more difficult for them.
Italian police said they arrested on Saturday one of the country’s most dangerous fugitives, Camorra boss Marco Di Lauro, who was on the run for 14 years.
An Italian court convicted a former Rome mayor of corruption and illegal financing on Monday, following revelations of his role in the infiltration of organized crime in the nation’s capital. He was sentenced to six years in prison and a lifetime ban on holding public office.
Tax authorities targeted a network of companies that embezzled millions of dollars in public funds destined for investments in Sicily’s cultural heritage, local tourism and infrastructure, according to a statement Italian Tax Police released Friday.
Police arrested in Zagreb a former member of a mafia group who was convicted for drugs trafficking in Italy, Croatian authorities said in a statement on Wednesday.
Italian tax police confiscated real estate, cars and company shares worth 2.8 million euros (US$3.2 million) belonging to a man allegedly heading a “fierce criminal organization,” according to a police statement released Thursday.
Sicilian police seized gas industry companies, real estate, cars and cash in Italy, Spain and Andorra as part of a crackdown on money laundering operations by the infamous Corleonesi mafia clan, Palermo prosecutors said Friday.
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