12th November 2020
South African prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for the secretary-general of the ruling African National Congress on Tuesday, a police spokeswoman said, making him the highest-profile official to be charged in a corruption scandal that has pitched President Cyril Ramaphosa against powerful members of his own party. As secretary-general, Ace… Read More
11th November 2020
On a cool Saturday evening in March, Jan Marsalek headed across Munich for dinner at the home of a friend. It was a welcome respite for the chief operating officer of German payment processor Wirecard AG, as the previous few weeks had been particularly exacting. Allegations of accounting fraud… Read More
11th November 2020
Mozambique filed provisional embezzlement, money laundering and abuse of office charges on Monday against former finance minister Manuel Chang over $2 billion in state-guaranteed debt borrowed during his term in office. Chang has been in custody in South Africa since Dec. 2018, where he is being sought both by Mozambique… Read More
10th November 2020
By Héctor Silva Ávalos, InSight Crime, 8 November 2020 InSightCrime – Tegucigalpa mayor Nasry “Tito” Asfura — who has announced he will run for president in Honduras’ 2021 elections — has been named in a government investigation into the embezzlement of more than a million dollars in city funds,… Read More
5th November 2020
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission paid $28 million to a whistle-blower who provided information that led to a successful enforcement action, adding to the eye-popping awards that tipsters have received from the agency this year. “In the past month alone, the commission has awarded four whistle-blowers over $150… Read More
3rd November 2020
Nasir Uddin, a businessman who uses an account in Premier Bank’s Rokeya Sarani branch in Dhaka’s Shewrapara for regular transactions, sought a loan from another bank to buy a flat. But the Bangladesh Bank denied him a no-objection certificate, saying that he already had an active loan of around Tk… Read More
2nd November 2020
South African authorities have launched a probe into suspected new fraud and money laundering allegations against former Steinhoff International Holdings NV Chief Executive Officer Markus Jooste, the Sunday Times reports, citing a police court application. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, an elite crime busting force, applied for access… Read More
30th October 2020
Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak faces spending much of his remaining years in prison, after the Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s corruption conviction against the conservative ex-leader. Lee, 78, planned to surrender to prosecutors by Monday, his lawyer said Thursday, after South Korea’s highest court denied his final… Read More
29th October 2020
AP — A judge in Barcelona is probing possible links between some of the promoters of Catalonia’s 2017 attempt to declare independence from the rest of Spain with an alleged misinformation campaign and overall effort to destabilize Europe that Spanish investigators link to Russia. The probe authorized by judge… Read More
28th October 2020
Last month, The Times of Israel reported that Israel’s largest aerospace manufacturer, Israel Aerospace Industries, transferred at least $155 million in 2012-2014 to two companies that were reportedly used as a secret slush fund for Azerbaijan’s kleptocratic elite. A new report published earlier this month on Russian… Read More