1st September 2020
Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, was visiting a cathedral in the capital in recent days when a reporter threw out a question: President, why did your wife receive $16,000 from a former aide under investigation for corruption? The response was aggressive, even for a president known for venting his anger at… Read More
1st September 2020
Four employees of a clout-heavy Bridgeport bank whose president was found hanged in the Park Ridge home of a customer have been charged with helping Chicago attorney Robert M. Kowalski and “higher-ranking bank officials” embezzle at least $29 million before federal regulators abruptly shut down the bank in December… Read More
31st August 2020
A New York man will be ordered to repay $100 million embezzled from client payroll accounts after he pleaded guilty to a massive money laundering scheme that put companies out of business and left workers without paychecks, the state’s top law enforcement officer said. Michael Mann, who owned payroll… Read More
26th August 2020
A senior Chinese government official enlisted the help of a top fundraising official at the Republican National Committee to lobby the Trump administration in 2017 to return a Chinese businessman living in the U.S. who has long been sought by Beijing, according to a court document filed in Hawaii last… 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
18th August 2020
Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate has told the Delhi High court that Sergio Cabral, the Brazilian politician who was jailed for corruption, had created dozens of shell companies in India and received $13.24 million in those accounts. The former Rio de Janeiro governor was arrested in November… Read More
17th August 2020
AP – Prosecutors in El Salvador presented charges of bribery, money laundering and criminal conspiracy Friday against former President Mauricio Funes, who has fled to Nicaragua. The charges allege that Funes, his companion, Ada Mitchell Guzmán, and several others defrauded the government of almost $50 million. Funes, who was… Read More
17th August 2020
Angola’s Supreme Court convicted the son of the former president and the former governor of the central bank of embezzling $500 million from the country’s central bank in 2017. José Filomeno dos Santos was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for participating in a convoluted plot to defraud… Read More
14th August 2020
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has failed to persuade a court that he is broke and cannot even buy groceries for his family after his accounts were frozen. The governor had petitioned the Anti-Corruption Court as he sought access to Sh500 million stashed in accounts held by the State. Sonko, who… Read More
14th August 2020
The anti-money laundering unit of Germany’s customs authority reportedly failed to share dozens of warnings with police that online payments company Wirecard was facilitating suspicious transactions even before the scandal broke in June. The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) only handed over a small portion of the information it had about… Read More