11th April 2021
French aerospace major Dassault Aviation on Thursday rejected fresh allegations of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal with India, saying no violations were reported in the frame of the contract, days after French online journal Mediapart alleged that the jet manufacturer had paid nearly one million Euros to an… Read More
11th April 2021
Former Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) senior deputy director Sabudin Mohd Salleh was freed by the Sessions Court here today on a charge with accepting bribes, amounting to RM150,000, without calling for his defence. Judge Suzana Hussin acquitted and discharged Sabudin, 59, of the charge after finding that the prosecution… Read More
8th April 2021
The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia had to be ready for the worst-case scenario in terms of U.S. sanctions because of what it described as Washington’s hostile and unpredictable policy. The United States has threatened to impose new sanctions on Moscow over the treatment of jailed opposition figurehead Alexei… Read More
8th April 2021
By Sadie Brown, OCCRP, 7 April 2021 OCCRP — The U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) asked last week for the public to comment on a series of questions about the new beneficial ownership reporting requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), according to an… Read More
8th April 2021
The United States is prepared to remove sanctions on Iran to resume compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, including those that are inconsistent with the 2015 pact, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday, without providing details. By Humeyra Pamuk, Mohammad Zargham and Arshad Mohammed, Reuters, 7 April 2021 Read… Read More
8th April 2021
Venezuela is increasingly turning to the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, raising questions about its possible use in laundering money and evading US sanctions, not unlike the way Venezuela already uses the gold trade. In February, a new kind of cash machine appeared in Caracas – one that allows… Read More
8th April 2021
Take a couple of Ukrainian oligarchs sanctioned for alleged money laundering. Add a mix of Florida-based businessmen who employed the husband of a prominent Democratic politician. Throw in some political connections tracing back to Rudy Giuliani, former Ukrainian presidents and even the Kremlin. What you get is a tangled story… Read More
8th April 2021
When the pandemic struck, many feared South Sudan could be one of the hardest hit countries in Africa – years of conflict had hollowed out its healthcare system and the threat of famine was on the horizon. Heeding the warnings, the European Union, the United States… Read More
8th April 2021
An oil blending and storage company secured deals to supply South Africa’s state power utility with fuel oil worth more than 15 billion rand ($1 billion) at inflated prices by paying inducements, including donations to the ruling party, a forensic investigation has found. Econ Oil &… Read More
8th April 2021
Staff at Italy’s national lottery hacked into company computers to identify winning numbers and claim €24 million for friends and family, police said. Luxury cars, villas, cash and shares have been seized after employees acquired enormous wealth while managing the popular scratch-and-win card scheme, which has paid out €90 billion… Read More