Featured Crime (non-financial)

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter jailed for 7 years in Rs 3.22 crore fraud case in South Africa

Ashish Lata Ramgobin, the 56-year-old great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, has been jailed for seven years in a six-million rand (Rs 3.22 crore) fraud and forgery case. Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter was sentenced by a Durban court after she was found guilty in the fraud case. Ashish Lata Ramgobin was accused of… Read More

Global crackdown on organised crime after high-tech U.S.-Australia sting

U.S. and Australian authorities hacked into an app used by criminals to read millions of encrypted messages, leading to hundreds of arrests of suspected organised crime figures in 18 countries, Australian officials said on Tuesday. “Operation Ironside” by Australian police and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation ensnared suspects in… Read More

Ukraine court rules to seize Sharij’s real estate, assets in foreign banks

Kyiv’s Pechersky district court has ruled to seize Ukrainian blogger Anatoly Sharij’s real estate and bank accounts. He announced this on Telegram on June 2. According to him, he has not been living in Ukraine for 10 years and allegedly has not been involved in financial… Read More
1st June 2021
By Nina dos Santos, CNN, 30 May 2021 CNN — It is the biggest legal fight the art world has ever witnessed: a Russian oligarch, who claims he was ripped off buying multi-million-dollar masterpieces, versus a Swiss art dealer who says it was just business. Now, after six… Read More
27th May 2021
“Dread that fills you with horror.” That’s how a customer named QCX-INT described his reaction to the collapse two years ago of QuadrigaCX, Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, where he had upwards of six figures in cash tied up. It was the end of January 2019, and QuadrigaCX had just filed… Read More
21st May 2021
One morning last autumn, a dozen or so locals were eating breakfast at a cafe under a clear Marbella sky, in front of the offices of the Special Organised Crime Response Unit (Greco), on the Costa del Sol. The property is nondescript – an unobtrusive building in a working-class… Read More
17th May 2021
A Singaporean businessman linked to the alleged fraud of more than $1 billion had more cheating charges brought against him on Monday (May 17). Ng Yu Zhi, 34, had previously been charged with 11 counts of cheating, fraudulent trading and forgery. He was charged on Monday with seven… Read More
13th May 2021
EU member states are to share a database of ships believed to be involved in criminal activity after taking on board the idea first proposed by Malta. Last year, Malta suggested the setting up of a single database of vessels involved in illicit activities to help countries make informed decisions… Read More
13th May 2021
The Italian mafia has found ways to expand and steal millions from Switzerland during the coronavirus pandemic, public broadcaster RTS reported on Wednesday. “We can see that the money allocated to companies as Covid loans very quickly goes abroad,” says Nicoletta della Valle, director of the Federal Office of Police (Fedpol). “It is the banks that report these… Read More
11th May 2021
Local WhatsApp groups have been one of the silver linings of the pandemic, creating community ties and support networks. Yet loan sharks are increasingly using these groups to extort money from their victims, according to England’s Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), an organisation that prosecutes illegal lenders and… Read More
27th April 2021
A feud has erupted within an aristocratic family over allegations that a senior Spanish politician failed to declare a Goya masterpiece so that its sale for millions of euros would avoid tax and official restrictions. Íñigo Ramírez de Haro, a diplomat and playwright, has lodged a corruption case against his… Read More
19th April 2021
Italy’s most dangerous mafia clan has moved into Tuscany, buying businesses, dumping toxic waste in streams and using it to lay the foundation for roads through one of Italy’s most verdant regions, prosecutors claim. The ’Ndrangheta mafia from Calabria in southern Italy is accused of corrupting Tuscan politicians, winning public… Read More
6th April 2021
For the first time in the country’s history, South Korean prosecutors have sold bitcoin confiscated from criminals, CoinDesk Korea reported. The sale turned a profit of around 12.3 billion won (around US$10.9 million), which has been transferred to the national treasury. On April 1, the Suwon… Read More