25th March 2021
He received briefcases stuffed with cash. He held clandestine meetings with drug traffickers in a rice factory. He sought to invest in a cocaine lab. He vowed to flood the United States with drugs. And he did all of this while pursuing the highest office in Honduras. These were some… Read More
25th March 2021
The Crown Resorts royal commission in Victoria will probe deeper into whether money laundering is still happening at Crown’s flagship casino at Southbank in Melbourne, said the inquiry head, former Federal Court judge Ray Finkelstein, QC. Commissioner Finkelstein said he was concerned the gambling giant had not faced up to… Read More
25th March 2021
By Aubrey Belford, Adam Klasfeld and Kelly Bloss OCCRP — On September 18, 2018, a sleek, graphite-black private jet glided down from the stratosphere towards Izmir, an ancient harbor city on Turkey’s Aegean Coast. On board was a motley group of Americans on a mission to free Andrew… Read More
25th March 2021
Slovenian authorities have reportedly filed preliminary charges against an Italian woman on suspicion of laundering funds illegally obtained from the Vatican through Slovenian-registered companies. According to Slovenian daily Večer, criminal investigators in the capital city of Ljubljana have filed the preliminary charges against Cecilia Marogna and a Slovenian citizen they think may… 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
25th March 2021
South Korea’s tax agency said Wednesday that it has launched probes into 54 offshore tax evaders who enjoyed social benefits from the country without paying taxes here. The National Tax Service discovered 14 individuals with dual nationality who enjoyed health and welfare benefits but concealed their properties and earnings overseas… 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
Singapore has accused a 33-year-old businessman of fraud over his alleged involvement in cheating investors to put at least S$1 billion ($746 million) into nickel deals that never took place. Singaporean Ng Yu Zhi was charged with four counts on Monday, a month after the police said they were… 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
23rd March 2021
French prosecutors and lawyers for the government said UBS Group AG should be ordered to pay 3 billion euros ($3.6 billion) — 33% less than the original judgment — for allegedly helping French clients hide money from the nation’s tax authorities. Prosecutor Serge Roques asked a Paris court of… Read More