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Singapore: Syndicate member behind S$2.5m cross-border investment scam gets jail

A member of a syndicate linked to S$2.5 million worth of cross-border investment scams, perpetuated via shell companies with fake office fronts at Marina Bay Financial Centre, was given 12 years and one month’s jail on Monday (Apr 19). China national Wei Yong, 44, gambled away most of his criminal… Read More

Bagman for one of Ireland’s biggest drug mobs earned €7,000 per month travelling to collect payments for The Family

The Irish Sun can reveal a secret ledger exposed Co Laois builder Darren Hoey’s extra income. Hoey — who worked in construction — earned the cash by travelling across Ireland to collect payments from customers of ‘The Family’. Once collected, the gangland financial controller’s role was… Read More

ABN Amro to settle money laundering probe for €480 million

Dutch bank ABN Amro on Monday said it had reached a 480-million-euro ($574 million) settlement with prosecutors in the Netherlands over money laundering allegations, which will impact its first-quarter results. ABN Amro said in a statement it had agreed to pay a fine of 300 million euros and 180 million… Read More
14th April 2021
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has not found evidence of corruption on the part of ABLV Bank’s managers, which has been alleged  by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), LETA learned. At the same time, KNAB has not managed to find evidence to… Read More
6th April 2021
A sophisticated human trafficking network dismantled in Colombia, illustrates a pattern in how Venezuelan citizens, particularly women, are recruited. On March 27, Colombian authorities managed to arrest and indict members of an organized criminal group (Grupo de Delincuencia Organizado – GDO) known as “Los PEP,” who… 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
5th April 2021
OCCRP — The alleged leader of a criminal clan known as Group America who was arrested at the end of February in New York will remain in custody after a U.S. judge refused to set bail for him citing flight risk. A… Read More
31st March 2021
The former chief executive officer of Braskem SA, Brazil’s largest petrochemicals company, will plead guilty to federal charges tied to a $250 million bribery plot the U.S. said also involved Braskem’s parent company, Odebrecht SA. Jose Carlos Grubisich, who prosecutors said pocketed… Read More
29th March 2021
Racehorse owner Damion Flower has pleaded guilty to two charges for his role in a syndicate smuggling commercial quantities of cocaine through Sydney Airport. Flower, the 48-year-old part owner of champion stallion Snitzel, was arrested in May 2019 along with Qantas baggage handler To’or’o “John” Mafiti for importing cocaine from… Read More
26th March 2021
A Swiss banker who was thrust into the spotlight of a billion-dollar Venezuelan money laundering case in Miami has received one of the biggest sentence reductions in U.S. history because of his assistance in helping federal authorities unravel an international web of financial corruption. Matthias Krull, who has been free… Read More
25th March 2021
A former Citgo Petroleum Corp. procurement officer pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge for his role in a scheme involving the payment of millions of dollars in bribes to help individuals obtain contracts from Citgo and its parent company, the U.S. Justice Department said this week. Jose Luis De… Read More
24th March 2021
Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had not been treated impartially in graft probes, strengthening his chances of running against President Jair Bolsonaro in next year’s vote. A dramatic reversal by Justice Carmen Lucia led a five-judge panel to… Read More
24th March 2021
A man has appeared before the non-jury Special Criminal Court on Monday accused of laundering money through spending at a five-star south Dublin hotel and by carrying out renovations to his home. Graham Whelan (38), with an address at Walkinstown Avenue, Walkinstown, Dublin 12, appeared before the three-judge… Read More