12th December 2017
South African President Jacob Zuma has been issued a fresh deadline to the end of January 2018, by the country’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), to submit arguments on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption. The 783 charges against Zuma relate to a 30 billion rand (2.20 billion dollars)… Read More
12th December 2017
A civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari welcoming the inauguration of the Audit Committee on the Recovery and Management of Stolen Assets as a partial fulfillment of the judgment by Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court… Read More
12th December 2017
A call has been made for a return of government commissioners to take over all planning applications going through Tower Hamlets council in the light of fresh corruption allegations of a £2 million “bribery”. The scandal erupting in the Sunday press today is the latest to hit the embattled… Read More
11th December 2017
KYC360 News The United Kingdom is to create a multi-agency unit which will coordinate the work of various government departments involved in the fight against economic crime. The new National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) will operate within the National Crime Agency (NCA) and will be backed by “greater intelligence… Read More
11th December 2017
9 December 2017 REUTERS Arab foreign ministers late on Saturday urged the United States to abandon its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying the move would increase violence throughout the region. The announcement by President Donald Trump on Wednesday was a “dangerous violation of international law”, had no… Read More
11th December 2017
By BInna Civirjic, RISE Moldova The daughter of a top Moldovan judge lived large in London thanks to 1.6 million lei (US$ 130,000) that was channeled through two companies involved in the Russian Laundromat – a massive money laundering scheme that pumped billions of dollars through Moldova from Russia. Most… Read More
11th December 2017
CBC Canada’s privacy commissioner is opening a formal investigation into a 2016 Uber breach that compromised the personal information of tens of millions of the ride-hailing service’s users. Similar investigations have been launched by authorities in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, as well as numerous U.S. states, while a class-action… Read More
11th December 2017
By Martin Bentham, Evening Standard The former head of London’s most notorious crime family has finally handed back his illegal profits after years of claiming he was too poor to pay. Terry Adams also argued that it would breach his human rights if he were forced to pay almost… Read More
11th December 2017
TelesurTV One of the world’s most wanted drug lords – Juan Carlos Mesa-Vajello, alias “Tom” – has been captured by police in Colombia at a party to celebrate his 50th birthday. The United States had offered a $2 million reward for the capture of Mesa-Vajello, who was wanted by Colombian… Read More
8th December 2017
Regulators from around the world tied off the final round of new regulations for banks in Frankfurt on Thursday, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said in a statement, closing a saga begun at the height of the financial crisis. Completing the so-called “Basel III” reforms… Read More