22nd July 2020
The European Banking Authority will probe revelations contained in Luanda Leaks, an investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) into how billionaire businesswoman Isabel dos Santos made her fortune. Confirmation of the probe follows a demand by the European Parliament for the regulator to assess… Read More
21st July 2020
AP – The U.S. Justice Department has filed a series of lawsuits seeking to recover at least $104 million in funds allegedly embezzled by former officials in Kuwait’s Ministry of Defense. The seven lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles claim the laundered funds were used to… Read More
21st July 2020
The Clarence S. Brooks Foundation is located in a nondescript three-story building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles that also has a Wells Fargo bank branch and an urgent care among its tenants. From there, the small charitable foundation established in 2004 that had $5.8 million in assets at the… Read More
20th July 2020
The secretive world of Vatican finances will be laid bare in a legal dispute examining the alleged use of charitable donations from churchgoers around the world to buy prime London property. Two claims have been lodged at the High Court against the Vatican over the purchase of 60 Sloane Avenue,… Read More
20th July 2020
The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on another son of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, accusing him of corruption and spreading propaganda in the latest effort by Washington to put pressure on the leftist government. The Treasury Department in a statement said it blacklisted Juan Carlos Ortega Murillo alongside Jose… Read More
17th July 2020
By Khadija Sharife and Mark Anderson, OCCRP, 15 July 2020 OCCRP – A South African investment firm linked to the infamous Gupta family of businessmen charged a major state-owned company US$2.8 million for property management services that it never provided, OCCRP has discovered. The services were part of an… Read More
15th July 2020
The government has filed an application seeking to prohibit PetroSaudi International and its director Tarek Obaid from using over US$340 million in alleged funds from 1MDB kept in a client’s account of a UK law firm. In the application filed on July 10, the government contended that the US$340,258,246.87 in… Read More
15th July 2020
An Angolan court has labeled a deal between the African country’s diamond company and Isabel dos Santos’ husband as “fraudulent” and harmful to average Angolans, according to a newly released decision. The 44-page ruling by the Provincial Court of Luanda, released publicly earlier this month, prevents Banco BIC, partly… Read More
15th July 2020
The story line seems familiar. U.S. prosecutors win a significant conviction. Then evidence emerges that suggests possible misconduct by investigators, and the prosecution asks the judge to dismiss the charges. It happened to Michael Flynn, the onetime Trump aide who’s on the verge of walking away from his guilty pleas. Read More
14th July 2020
Ten Kuwaiti social media influencers are on the radars of the Kuwaiti state security agency after their bank accounts showed massively inflated balance, Kuwaiti media reported. “Kuwait’s Public Prosecution has received ten complaints against five influencers after their bank accounts dramatically inflated and summons warrants will be issued once state… Read More