24th November 2020
Studded with Mediterranean-style cottages and modest low-rise homes, the winding descent toward the Golden Shore public beach might be charming — if it weren’t for the huge concrete hulk thrusting itself into view from below. Here, on the southern outskirts of Ukraine’s Black Sea port city, beachgoers grab snacks and… Read More
24th November 2020
Crypto analytics firm CipherTrace announced on Friday that it had filed two patents for technology capable of tracing transactions for privacy coin Monero. In a Nov. 20 blog from CipherTrace, the firm stated that the patents would include forensic tools to explore Monero (XMR) transaction flows to assist in financial… Read More
24th November 2020
A longstanding critic of Kremlin corruption has accused NatWest of closing his bank account in the UK because it had been influenced by an intense and pervasive “black PR” campaign mounted against him by Russian actors in their home country. “Black PR” is a term referring to a series of… Read More
24th November 2020
Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Roger Ng asked for the foreign bribery case against him to be dismissed, saying he “warned” the bank not to do business with Malaysian financier Jho Low. Ng, who says he told Goldman that Low was “not to be trusted,” is facing trial… Read More
24th November 2020
FIFA on Monday barred the top official in African soccer from the sport for five years, upending the leadership of one of its six regional confederations only months before a presidential election and offering a new reminder that corruption continues to plague global soccer even at its most senior levels. Read More
24th November 2020
An independent monitor has certified Odebrecht SA’s antibribery compliance program, the Brazilian construction company said. The certification closes a 3½-year monitorship that was imposed on Odebrecht as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in December 2016. The settlement resolved allegations that the company paid hundreds… Read More
23rd November 2020
A Wall Street regulator appointed by President Donald Trump wants to force banks to finance unpopular businesses the industry has been known to shun — a list that includes oil companies, gun manufacturers and private prisons. Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks on Friday proposed a rule that would… Read More
23rd November 2020
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial on Monday accused of trying to bribe a judge and of influence-peddling, one of several criminal investigations that threaten to cast an ignominious pall over his decades-long political career. Prosecutors allege Sarkozy offered to secure a plum job in Monaco for judge… Read More
23rd November 2020
By Katie Jones, InSight Crime, 20 November 2020 InSight Crime — A recent string of high-profile interceptions targeting international drug trafficking operations have confirmed Guyana remains a crucial transit point for cocaine headed to the United States and across the Atlantic. InSight Crime looks at Guyana’s decisive role as a… Read More
23rd November 2020
The Trump administration intensified pressure Friday on Iraq and Iran by reducing the length of a sanctions waiver that allows Iraq to power its already overstretched energy grid. The Trump administration’s maximum-pressure campaign against Iran has left Iraq dependent on the rolling waivers, which exempt it from sanctions when it… Read More