2nd September 2020
The head of Brazil’s top corruption-busting team of federal prosecutors will quit the task force that dismantled the country’s biggest graft network and jailed a former president for taking bribes, the team announced on Tuesday. Deltan Dallagnol’s departure comes at a time when the so-called “Car Wash” investigation, which began… Read More
2nd September 2020
A former Venezuelan oil official fled the country and is talking to U.S. authorities about aiding their investigation of a high-level corruption scheme that helped plunge the oil-rich nation into an economic meltdown. Carmelo Urdaneta Aqui, a onetime legal counsel to the country’s powerful oil ministry, will appear in a… Read More
31st August 2020
Swiss authorities have frozen nearly $900 million belonging to an Angolan business executive with ties to successive presidential regimes, according to newly released court documents. Switzerland’s public prosecutors froze seven accounts of Carlos Manuel de São Vicente and family members in December 2018 on suspicions of money laundering, according… Read More
31st August 2020
The European Union stepped up threats of more sanctions against Turkey over its energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean in a bid to address demands by Greece and Cyprus. EU foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell said he would begin compiling a list of possible penalties that would be directed at individuals,… Read More
26th August 2020
The Interpol has put out a Red Corner Notice, or a global arrest, warrant against Ami Modi, the wife of fraud-accused diamond merchant Nirav Modi. The notice has been issued in connection with money laundering cases registered against her in India. Ami Modi was last seen in the United States… Read More
25th August 2020
By Martin Young, Kelly Bloss, Šarūnas Černiauskas, Jason Papakheli, Aparna Surendra, Eric Barrett, and Roshanak Taghavi (OCCRP) and Joachim Dyfvermark and Linda Larsson Kakuli (SVT) OCCRP –By all outward appearances, Hatam Khatoun Nema was a small-time money changer working from a nondescript office in Järfälla, a workaday Stockholm suburb. Read More
25th August 2020
Nearly R500-million of workers’ pension funds has been stolen and invested in risky initiatives, including that of controversial evangelist Shepherd Bushiri’s investment company. The Mail & Guardian has for the past six months been reporting and following developments in the case of Joseph Busha, a smooth-talking politician who runs… Read More
21st August 2020
An ex-chief executive of Petroleos Mexicanos accused former presidents, ministers, lawmakers, political aides and a journalist of corruption in testimony leaked on Wednesday that is aimed at proving he is innocent of graft charges. Emilio Lozoya, one-time boss of the state-run oil company known as Pemex, has become the centerpiece… Read More
21st August 2020
A former procurement officer at a Petróleos de Venezuela SA subsidiary has pleaded guilty to an alleged role in a bribery scheme and a former Citgo manager has been indicted on money-laundering charges in the latest developments in a sprawling U.S. probe into alleged corruption at Venezuela’s state-owned energy company. Read More
20th August 2020
The Trump administration is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela aimed at halting the remaining fuel transactions permitted with the South American nation, according to people familiar with the matter. The measures could target crude swaps with companies in Asia and Europe, said the people, who requested anonymity because the talks… Read More