Featured Criminal Outcomes

Sudan recovers $4 billion in assets looted by Omar Al Bashir

Sudan has confiscated $4 billion (Dh14.6b) worth of assets from former president Omar Al Bashir, the country’s anti-corruption body said. Al Bashir’s decades-long rule came to an end last year when the army moved to remove him as head of state amid nationwide mass protests. Since then, the country has… Read More

Swiss launch impeachment process against attorney general over FIFA conduct

Switzerland has moved closer to removing Attorney General Michael Lauber from office after a parliamentary panel launched impeachment proceedings against the top Swiss prosecutor relating to his probe of corruption in world soccer. The judicial committee voted on Wednesday 13 to 4 to move against Lauber “on suspicion of serious… Read More

U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office Closes Probe Into ABB’s Dealings With Unaoil

The U.K.’s economic crimes watchdog has closed a bribery probe into ABB Ltd. ’s past dealings with oil-services provider Unaoil Group. The country’s Serious Fraud Office began investigating ABB after the European engineering giant disclosed the results of an internal investigation into its business with Monaco-based Unaoil in… Read More
19th May 2020
In the midst of the pandemic, Argentine vice president Cristina Fernandez managed one of the objectives that the opposition claims were part of the political agreement with current head of state Alberto Fernandez, who was elected with the landslide of votes from the former president. In effect last week the… Read More
18th May 2020
AP — Malaysia’s former attorney-general said Monday that when prosecutors dropped money-laundering charges against “The Wolf of Wall Street” producer and stepson of ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak they gave him a “sweetheart deal” that is “terrible for Malaysia.” Former Attorney-General Tommy Thomas disputed statements by his successor and the country’s… Read More
18th May 2020
They were hailed as geniuses for transforming the fortunes of a Russian bank facing ruin, with a little help from the Hollywood actor Bruce Willis. The resulting wealth helped to fund a life of luxury in England for Ilya Yurov and Nikolay Fetisov, complete with country mansions, London pieds-à-terre, holiday… Read More
14th May 2020
Riza Aziz, one of the producers of “The Wolf of Wall Street” movie and stepson to Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak, reached a settlement on Malaysia charges linked to 1MDB. He was discharged not amounting to acquittal on Thursday after reaching an agreement with the government, said Deputy Public Prosecutor… Read More
11th May 2020
An Indonesian court on Friday jailed Emirsyah Satar, a former chief executive of Garuda Indonesia (GIAA.JK), for bribery and money laundering related to procurement of planes and engines from Airbus (AIR.PA) and Rolls-Royce (RR.L), his laywer said. Satar’s lawyer Luhut Pangaribuan said his client had been given… Read More
8th May 2020
The United States has reached a settlement to recover more than $49 million involving Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, the Department of Justice said. The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak set up the 1MDB fund in 2009. The Justice Department has estimated more than $4.5 billion was… Read More
8th May 2020
A Sudanese anti-corruption committee said on Thursday that it will confiscate several large plots of land and residential properties in the capital Khartoum from relatives of ousted President Omar al-Bashir after investigations found they were acquired largely due to family ties. The Empowerment Removal Committee said it confiscated property from… Read More
6th May 2020
By Eli Moskowitz, OCCRP, 5 May 2020 OCCRP — The United States transferred US$ 311.8 million to the government of Nigeria, the Department of Justice confirmed on Monday, as part of a previous agreement to repatriate assets that traced back to the kleptocratic regime of former dictator Sani Abacha. Read More
1st May 2020
Bank Hapoalim agreed to pay $874 million to settle U.S. charges that it conspired with American taxpayers to hide more than $7.6 billion in secret Swiss and Israeli accounts, federal prosecutors said, the second-biggest settlement in a decade-long crackdown on offshore tax evasion. The Swiss unit of the bank,… Read More
1st May 2020
Nigeria must use money repatriated from funds looted by former military ruler General Sani Abacha on agreed public projects or be forced to “replace” it, the U.S. Justice Department said. The United States and the British dependency of Jersey agreed with the Nigerian government in Febuary to return $300 million… Read More