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
5th April 2021
Malaysia’s Court of Appeal on Monday began hearing a bid by former Prime Minister Najib Razak to set aside his conviction on corruption charges in a case linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB. Najib, who was voted out in a historic 2018 election, faces several trials… Read More
5th April 2021
Israeli prosecutors accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of treating favours as “currency” on Monday at the opening of a corruption trial which, along with an inconclusive election, has clouded his prospects of remaining in office. Netanyahu, who denies all wrongdoing in the three cases against him, came to Jerusalem District… Read More
1st April 2021
One of the conservative front-runners in Peru’s presidential election denied press reports that he allegedly owes millions in back taxes and is under investigation for money laundering, hours before he was scheduled to appear in an election debate. Rafael Lopez Aliaga, a hotelier and businessman who… Read More
1st April 2021
By Sadie Brown, OCCRP, 1 April 2021 OCCRP — With the help of Europol, the Spanish National Police arrested last week three people accused of collecting donations for Syrian orphans that was then spent on radicalizing and training children to become Al Qaeda jihadist fighters. The… Read More
1st April 2021
An Indian court on Wednesday granted no relief to China’s ByteDance, owner of the TikTok video app, in a case where the company challenged the local tax authority’s decision to block its Indian bank accounts, dealing a blow to its operations. Indian authorities in mid-March blocked ByteDance’s bank accounts for… 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
31st March 2021
The president of Honduras has participated in a violent cocaine trafficking conspiracy, a U.S. prosecutor said at a hearing where the president’s brother was sentenced to life in an American prison. President Juan Orlando Hernandez’s brother, Juan Antonio Hernandez, received his sentence on Tuesday for conspiring to smuggle almost 200,000… Read More
31st March 2021
The ongoing tussle between the Centre and Kerala government over the gold smuggling case deepened further after the latter filed a fresh case against the ED. This is the third case filed against the central agency. The latest case is based on the statement of one of the accused in… Read More
30th March 2021
A widening investigation into allegations of high-level corruption on the island of Malta, first levelled by murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, stretches to China and a $400 million investment into Europe by a Chinese state power company, Reuters has found. Caruana Galizia was murdered in October 2017 as she investigated… Read More