9th August 2019
Maryam Nawaz, Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, was arrested from the Kot Lakhpat jail, Lahore on Thursday in a money laundering case while she was on her way back from visiting her father, who is lodged in the same prison, an official said. On July 31, Pakistan Muslim… Read More
8th August 2019
The son of Congo-Brazzaville’s president has misappropriated $50m (£41m) of public money by routing it through shell companies and secrecy jurisdictions, according to a new investigation. Six countries in the EU, the US state of Delaware and the British Virgin Islands all played a key role in Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso’s… Read More
8th August 2019
Brazilian police on Tuesday carried out a major operation against the First Capital Command (PCC) gang, in the latest attempt to try to hobble the country’s most powerful and sophisticated organized crime group. Brazil’s federal police said in a statement it had executed 30 arrest warrants, with 180 officers taking… Read More
8th August 2019
Foreign banks that have US correspondent accounts and are involved in schemes to obtain American currency can be legally obligated to turn over transactional data to federal investigators, even when the payments are processed abroad, according to an appellate court opinion published Tuesday. The ruling, which reviews recent US… Read More
7th August 2019
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday said Washington was ready to impose sanctions on any international company doing business with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, a sharp escalation of U.S. pressure on the leftist leader. Bolton, addressing a summit on Venezuela in the Peruvian capital Lima, emphasized that tougher… Read More
7th August 2019
Swiss federal prosecutors have filed fraud charges against three former senior German soccer officials and one Swiss over a suspect payment linked to the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany, the Swiss Attorney General’s office said on Tuesday. The indictment alleges former German Football Association (DFB) presidents Theo Zwanziger and… Read More
7th August 2019
The FBI has put out a warning on “confidence/romance frauds” across online dating sites. Cybercriminals are tricking people into laundering and sending money, purchasing items and providing personal and financial information, the FBI said Monday, by posing as a… Read More
6th August 2019
Foreign officials that solicit or accept bribes from their American counterparts could face monetary penalties and prison sentences under bipartisan legislation recently introduced in the US House of Representatives. The Foreign Extortion Prevention Act (FEPA) would expand domestic anti-bribery statutes under 18 U.S. Code Sec. 201 by targeting any officer… Read More
6th August 2019
United Nations investigators urged world leaders on Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar, and said foreign firms doing business with them could be complicit in international crimes. A panel of human rights experts identified scores of companies tied to the army, which… Read More
6th August 2019
Chinese officials are threatening to stop all police cooperation with France after it gave political asylum to the wife of the former Interpol chief, a Chinese national now languishing in prison on charges of bribery, a French source close to the matter said Monday. “There hasn’t been any official request… Read More