2nd December 2020
A U.K. civil court froze up to $5 billion in assets including stakes in luxury hotels, cash in bank accounts in half a dozen countries and a Burger King franchise, as part of an international legal saga that ensnared Kazakhstan’s richest businessmen, according to court documents. The Business and Property… Read More
1st December 2020
Oil-services firm SBM Offshore NV is facing an investigation by the Swiss government into bribery allegations that the company said it has already paid hundreds of millions of dollars to resolve in three other countries. Amsterdam-based SBM Offshore said Monday that three of its subsidiaries had received notice of… Read More
1st December 2020
Indonesia’s Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo faces up to life in jail after being arrested by the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission over lobster larvae export permits. The Anti-Corruption Commission, known by its Indonesian acronym KPK, arrested Mr Prabowo and his wife Iis Rosita Dewi as they arrived at Jakarta airport from the… Read More
1st December 2020
Mexico has issued an arrest warrant for a former security minister wanted on corruption charges and may request his extradition from the United States where he is being held awaiting trial, an official told Reuters. Ex-Security Minister Genaro Garcia Luna pled not guilty last month to U.S. charges involving a… Read More
30th November 2020
It was perhaps the world’s most expensive wedding; an extravaganza costing tens of millions of pounds with performances by Jennifer Lopez, Sting and Enrique Iglesias, a fleet of Rolls Royces to ferry the guests and a 20-year-old bride wearing a $1m dress and a $5m crown. The groom, Said Gutseriev,… Read More
30th November 2020
By Lily Dobrovolskaya, OCCRP, 27 November 2020 OCCRP – An American airline that has been transporting protected witnesses for the U.S. government was once part-owned by two Russian organized crime figures, and is still owned by the son of their business partner, an OCCRP investigation has… Read More
27th November 2020
Peruvian politician Humberto Acuña was convicted of bribery committed while he was governor of a northern Peruvian state from 2011 to 2018, and still faces several other charges, including abuse of authority and criminal conspiracy. Still, the burly 54-year-old engineer is a powerful congressman for the Alliance for Progress Party,… Read More
27th November 2020
Belgazprombank ex-CEO Viktor Babariko has been charged with major bribery and money laundering, Belarusian State Security Committee (KGB) press service announced Tuesday. “The KGB Investigative Directorate has completed the preliminary investigation against the Belgazprombank top management. […] The organizer of the criminal activity, former Belgazprombank CEO Viktor Babariko <…> has… Read More
26th November 2020
A report released today by Transparency International reveals that citizens across 17 countries in Asia report stagnant or rising levels of corruption, undermining equitable access to public services and trust in government. The report, Global Corruption Barometer – Asia, finds that three-quarters of respondents believe that government corruption is a… Read More
26th November 2020
Anti-graft officials arrested Indonesia’s minister for maritime affairs and fisheries, Edhy Prabowo, early on Wednesday, an agency spokesman said, without giving a reason for the detention. The minister was among several people held and could be detained and questioned for up to 24 hours, added Ali Fikri of the Corruption… Read More