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Italy’s largest mafia trial in three decades to begin against ‘Ndrangheta

Italy’s largest mafia trial in three decades will begin on Wednesday, with 900 witnesses testifying against more than 350 people, including politicians and officials charged with being members of the powerful ’Ndrangheta. A high-security 1,000-capacity courtroom with cages to hold the defendants has been built by Italian authorities in the… Read More

Godfathers give way to queens of crime with a taste for the high life

When the Kray twins ruled the East End of London in the 1960s, organised crime was a man’s world where bosses controlled their illicit businesses through the threat of physical violence. But times have changed. Proving that women are smashing the glass ceiling in the criminal world too, two female… Read More

Fraudsters using online advertising to ‘industrialise’ scams, committee hears

Pensions and investments scammers are using online advertising to bombard people on an industrial scale, a committee of MPs has heard. Mark Steward, executive director of enforcement and market oversight at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) told the Work and Pensions Committee that criminals no longer need to produce glossy… Read More
1st January 2021
Scots are being warned over scam covid messages that are being sent out asking people to book the virus vaccine with a bank card. The cruel fraudsters behind the scam are looking to profit from the coronavirus crisis, by preying on those hoping to receive the vaccine when it… Read More
1st January 2021
Several high-profile corruption trials, including that of six MPs, will continue to hog the limelight as Malaysians usher in the new year. Trials of these cases were delayed due to the the movement control order (MCO) in March and later the conditional MCO which saw courts being closed for physical… Read More
31st December 2020
The International Criminal Police Organisation, popularly called Interpol, has traced a €500,000 COVID-19 fraud to Nigeria. The organisation made this known in a statement on its website titled, ‘Unmasked: International COVID-19 fraud exposed’. According to the statement, the scheme was coordinated using compromised emails, advance-payment fraud, and money laundering. It… Read More
29th December 2020
The Treasury Department alerted financial institutions to fraud related to Covid-19 vaccines, warning of ransomware attacks that target vaccine delivery operations and supply chains. The Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network cautioned on Monday of an array of vaccine-related crimes, including the sale of unapproved, counterfeit or illegally marketed vaccines. In… Read More
28th December 2020
Jasiel Correia’s star was rising. The son of Cape Verdean immigrants in the working-class Massachusetts port city of Fall River — famed as the home of Lizzie Borden — Correia was a home-grown prodigy. At 23, he was elected mayor, fielding congratulatory calls from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Joe… Read More
23rd December 2020
Pharmacy owners Peter Khaim and Arkadiy Khaimov of Forest Hills, New York took advantage of changes in the Medicare system effected by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to illicitly obtain over $30 million, according to an indictment unsealed Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice. Khaim and Khaimov were able… Read More
18th December 2020
The FATF (Financial Action Task Force) has issued a new report detailing how criminals are continuing to exploit the Covid-19 crisis. The report represents an update to the FATF’s May report, which identified challenges, good practices and policy responses to new money laundering and terrorist financing threats and vulnerabilities… Read More
9th December 2020
As a government regulator sidled into a car, the Chinese pharmaceutical executive handed over a paper bag stuffed with cash. The executive, Du Weimin, was eager to get his company’s vaccines approved, and he needed help. The official took the money and vowed to try his best. Several months later,… Read More
20th November 2020
As the world is eagerly awaiting a vaccine to stop the spread of the coronavirus, some international agencies warn of its possible weaponization and misuse and predict that criminal networks will target storage facilities and distribution networks as soon as vaccines move closer to delivery. The COVID-19 pandemic has… Read More
10th November 2020
Pfizer Inc. said it received an inquiry from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s foreign-bribery unit regarding the drugmaker’s operations in China. The inquiry was disclosed in Pfizer’s third-quarter financial statement, which was filed with regulators Thursday. It follows other informal requests for information by the SEC and the… Read More