25th March 2021
Brexit is a “massive opportunity” for criminals, a webinar on serious and organised crime in the UK and Ireland was told on Wednesday. Professor Gloria Laycock, of University College London, made the remark when saying she believed the UK leaving the EU was among the issues that those concerned… Read More
25th March 2021
On a sunny, early morning in January, the oil tanker New Konk moved into a shipyard in China’s Fujian province for repairs. It was an otherwise routine event, but for two details. First, the ship’s operators transmitted a false ship name, a deceptive practice often used to disguise a vessel’s… Read More
25th March 2021
British MPs are urging the UK to sanction additional Chinese officials for alleged human rights abuses in both Xinjiang and Tibet, after a new report has claimed a coercive labour program is erasing Tibetan culture and identity. A cross-party group of 15 MPs is calling on the UK to sanction… 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
24th March 2021
Wirecard AG and its fugitive former No. 2 executive played a key role in an alleged scheme to trick banks into processing marijuana sales, according to evidence and testimony at the New York trial of two businessmen charged with orchestrating the plan. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan say Wirecard was… Read More
24th March 2021
Switzerland’s top court this month partially ruled against a freeze on $900 million belonging to a jailed Angolan businessman, citing insufficient evidence for money laundering alleged by prosecutors. The ruling reverses part of one of the largest personal asset freezes in Swiss history, levied by prosecutors in 2018 and upheld… Read More
24th March 2021
Banks including Citigroup and Bank of America were happy to look the other way when customers used their credit and debit cards to buy marijuana online, said lawyers defending two men accused of defrauding banks into processing pot purchases. “Marijuana is a big business and it’s big business for everyone… Read More
24th March 2021
An alleged spy has become the first North Korean to go on trial in America, on charges of covering up the smuggling of wine, whisky, cognac and cigarettes destined for the elite circle surrounding Kim Jong-un. Mun Chol-myong, 55, appeared in court in Washington after his arrest in Malaysia, where… Read More
23rd March 2021
The European Union, the U.S., Canada and the U.K. imposed coordinated sanctions on top Chinese officials for human rights violations against the Uyghur minority on Monday, triggering Beijing to blacklist several EU politicians and academics. The bloc accused the Chinese officials of being “responsible for serious human rights violations… Read More