28th August 2020
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said it had narrowed a subpoena to Deutsche Bank AG for President Donald Trump’s financial records so that it would fall in line with an earlier ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. “The Committee’s subpoena, as amended, clearly satisfies the Court’s new legal… Read More
28th August 2020
Political pressure is growing in Brazil to disband a high-profile team of anti-corruption prosecutors that has put dozens of former executives and politicians behind bars, despite its strong popular support and hundreds of cases still pending. Prosecutor General Augusto Aras will decide on Sept. 10 whether to renew for another… Read More
26th August 2020
A country estate in a Shropshire hamlet is at the centre of an international scandal involving the Spanish royal family, mysterious offshore companies and secret agents. Chyknell Hall near Bridgnorth has taken centre stage in the drama thanks to its prominent yet elusive resident, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, the one-time… Read More
26th August 2020
Police who arrested a government official and his wife on money laundering charges suspect that they may have generated illegal profits through Chinese visa sales. Malta’s consul to Shanghai, Aldo Cutajar, 55, and his wife, Isabel, 52, also face charges of tax evasion and appeared in court on Monday… Read More
26th August 2020
By Douwe den Held, InSight Crime, 24 August 2020 InSightCrime – Authorities in the Netherlands are discovering more cocaine processing facilities, but the dismantling of the largest one to date, staffed by Colombian workers, marks a new chapter for the country. In mid-August, a raid in the northern town… Read More
26th August 2020
A popular priest is being investigated by prosecutors over accusations he diverted donations at Brazil’s third largest pilgrimage site into real estate investments, including a ranch and a luxury beach house, authorities said. The Roman Catholic Church suspended Father Robson Oliveira on Sunday, pending the investigation by prosecutors looking into… Read More
25th August 2020
One of China’s most secretive and expansive organisations, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, has moved into an international spotlight it would probably rather avoid after the entity and three of its officials were put on a United States sanctions list for links to alleged human rights abuses. Known… Read More
25th August 2020
By Ilya Lozovsky, OCCRP, 21 August 2020 OCCRP – Alexei Navalny, a fierce opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the country’s most prominent opposition figure, is lying in a coma in a Siberian hospital after an apparent poisoning. As the world reacts in shock to what looks like… Read More
25th August 2020
Officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands want the billionaire investor Leon Black, one of the most powerful men on Wall Street, to hand over information about his decades-long business ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The territory’s attorney general, Denise N. George, informed a local court on… Read More
25th August 2020
Nearly R500-million of workers’ pension funds has been stolen and invested in risky initiatives, including that of controversial evangelist Shepherd Bushiri’s investment company. The Mail & Guardian has for the past six months been reporting and following developments in the case of Joseph Busha, a smooth-talking politician who runs… Read More