A French judge on Thursday ordered Russian legislator and billionaire Suleiman Kerimov to post US$47 million in bail and relinquish his passport as part of an investigation into tax fraud and money laundering at Kerimov’s luxury properties on the French Riviera.
German prosecutors are investigating possible bribery related to the construction of a pipeline that pumps gas from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea, the German magazine Stern reported Wednesday.
A Novaya Gazeta and OCCRP investigation looks into the wealth surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A man burst into the Russia's top liberal talk-radio station, Ekho Moskvy, in the center of Moscow on Monday and stabbed a prominent journalist in the throat, rekindling the debate on freedom of press in the country.
On Wednesday, a Greek court showed support for Russia in a US-Russia legal tug-of-war over the alleged mastermind behind a $4 billion bitcoin money-laundering scheme, reported Reuters.
A Greek court gave the green light Wednesday for the extradition of Russian bitcoin fraud suspect Alexander Vinnik to the United States, Reuters reported.
Russian officials have asked OCCRP’s Armenian partner www.hetq.am to remove an online report about Ruben “Robson” Tatulyan, an alleged thief-in-law or organized crime figure, on the grounds that the report violates Tatulyan’s rights under Russian law to protection of his personal data and family life.
Spanish police said Wednesday they dismantled two Russian criminal organizations and arrested 11 in connection with laundering more than €30 million (US$35 million).
Nordic telecommunications firm Telia Company will pay the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Dutch and Swedish regulators US$ 965 million to resolve bribery allegations previously investigated by OCCRP in 2015.
Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs suspected of corruption are among hundreds who have acquired EU passports under the “golden visa” program - a bourgeois shortcut to European citizenship in exchange for cash investments, the Guardian reported Sunday.
After two years of proceedings, Austria’s Supreme Court granted Tuesday Russia’s request to extradite a notorious mob boss whose gang carried out more than 60 contract killings, Russian media reported.
The son of a Russian lawmaker, who sold personal information and credit card data which he obtained through online identity theft, pleaded guilty on Thursday to racketeering and bank fraud, theUS Department of Justice said.
Police searched on Tuesday the home of Brazil’s top Olympics official and called him for questioning about his possible role in buying votes to secure the 2016 Games for Rio de Janeiro, theNew York Times reported.
A Moscow court ruled Wednesday that an award-winning theater director should be placed under house arrest until his embezzlement trial which is widely seen as politically tainted.
Russia’s former economy minister, Alexei Ulyukayev, accused at the start of his corruption trial on Wednesday spies and an ally of Vladimir Putin of setting him up, according toDeutsche Welle.
A Kazakh journalist known to be a stout government critic went on trial Monday for alleged money laundering,RadioFreeEurope/Radio Liberty reported.
The leader of an Estonia-based Russian organized criminal group that has been trafficking illegal drugs since the 1990s has been arrested in Mijas, Spain, the Spanish National Police announced Tuesday.
Uzbek journalist Ali Feruz (Photo: Facebook)The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) expresses deep concern over the possible deportation of Novaya Gazeta reporter Khudoberdi Nurmatov, better known by his pen name Ali Feruz, to Uzbekistan. OCCRP also condemns any abuse against Feruz while he is detained.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) disclosed Friday that it is under investigation by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority for suspicions of money laundering "in relation to certain customers."
A Russian citizen wassentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for taking part in a global computer fraud that generated millions in illicit revenue, US authorities announced.
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