Iraqi authorities have suspended on Tuesday the licence ofReuters, one of the world’s leading news agencies, after it published earlier this month a story alleging that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country was higher than officially reported.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have brought fraud charges against the co-founder of a cryptocurrency scheme that allegedly defrauded would-be investors of as much as US$16 billion, but experts warn there is still a long way to go before justice is brought to the victims of the scam.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former Goldman Sachs executive with attempted bribery of government officials in Ghana.
A Romanian national healthcare supplier bought a million masks of questionable quality from a convicted organized crime associate with political ties.
Authorities in Latvia have launched criminal proceedings against a group that allegedly laundered more than €7 million (US$7.67 million) through a string of fictitious plastic granule companies.
Ukraine’s capital Kyiv canceled a deal for 400 thermal imaging cameras after OCCRP member center Slidstvo found the supplier was unlawfully awarded a US$2.2 million contract.
With most shops, cafes and restaurants closed for over a month, many Italians were left without income but according to media, poor people in the south of the country are getting their food supplies from an alternative source—the mafia.
For the past two weeks, anti-corruption protesters have occupied government offices of South Darfur’s El Radoom region, demanding the dismissal of local executives over corruption in the mining industry.
A former public official in Kyrgyzstan has accused his former boss of ordering the ‘dead or alive’ capture of a Prague-based journalist who helped expose rampant corruption at the country’s customs service.
After smoking them out from their hideouts in the country’s Ogun region, Nigerian Police arrested 150 people suspected of being members of deadly cult groups and involved in armed robberies.
Brazil’s state of Rio de Janeiro has widened a “volunteer work programme” for which inmates receive reduced sentences and which human rights groups claim is illegal, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reported last week.
An armed group has pulled off a daring heist at a gold mine in Mexico amid warnings that the coronavirus pandemic has made the sector vulnerable to organised crime.
A controversial businessman known as ‘Serbian Al Capone’ and considered the region’s top narco-boss died in a Belgrade hospital on Sunday after suffering from respiratory complications caused by COVID-19, Serbian investigative outletKRIK reported.
A handful of powerful officials created their own secretive financial system to move hundreds of millions of dollars through a pipeline that stretched from Angola to Portugal.
Cambodian police arrested a journalist for quoting the country’s prime minister who spoke about the economic consequences of COVID-19 and authorities revoked the license of the journalist’s news site.
US prosecutors say that a former Venezuelan attorney general is implicated in the laundering of bribes contractors paid to the state-owned oil company PDVSA through banks in Florida, according to Miami Herald.
The Ukrainian government has set aside 5,000 coronavirus testing kits imported from China for exclusive use by members of parliament and other senior public officials, according to documents obtained on Thursday by OCCRP member center Slidstvo.
U.S. President Donald Trump replaced the recently appointed inspector general who was tasked with overseeing the country’s US$2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, reports said on Tuesday. Critics argue the move is part of an ongoing effort by the Trump administration to discharge and intimidate anyone who might go against its will.
Venezuela’s National Bolivarian Armed Forces have been described as “impenetrable,” with very little about the country's military publicly known — other than that it clearly plays a large role in the survival of the embattled regime of Nicolás Maduro. Even attempts to pinpoint the number of its generals vary widely.
The UK’s largest bank has alerted financial intelligence authorities to possible breaches of anti-money laundering regulations at its Australian subsidiary.
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