2nd September 2020
The head of Brazil’s top corruption-busting team of federal prosecutors will quit the task force that dismantled the country’s biggest graft network and jailed a former president for taking bribes, the team announced on Tuesday. Deltan Dallagnol’s departure comes at a time when the so-called “Car Wash” investigation, which began… Read More
1st September 2020
Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, was visiting a cathedral in the capital in recent days when a reporter threw out a question: President, why did your wife receive $16,000 from a former aide under investigation for corruption? The response was aggressive, even for a president known for venting his anger at… Read More
1st September 2020
Financial institutions have demanded repayment of more than $2.3 million in mortgages and loans linked to several Metro Vancouver properties allegedly used to launder drug money. Coast Capital Savings, Westminster Savings, Vancouver City Savings and First National Financial are seeking repayment on mortgages and loans on four homes in Maple… Read More
31st August 2020
More than 1,000 Russians obtained a Cypriot passport through Cyprus’s citizenship-by-investment scheme, Al Jazeera can reveal after an investigation of more than 1,400 leaked documents. The Cyprus Papers consist of 1,471 applications, containing the names of 2,544 people who received a Cypriot passport between late 2017 and late 2019. The… Read More
28th August 2020
“We created DarkSide because we didn’t find the perfect product for us,” reads the launch announcement. “Now we have it.” It’s a line that could come out of any number of VC-friendly pitch decks, but DarkSide is no startup. It’s the latest strain of ransomware built to shake down… Read More
28th August 2020
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said it had narrowed a subpoena to Deutsche Bank AG for President Donald Trump’s financial records so that it would fall in line with an earlier ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. “The Committee’s subpoena, as amended, clearly satisfies the Court’s new legal… Read More
27th August 2020
More than 500 Chinese people obtained European Union citizenship in the island nation of Cyprus between 2017 and 2019, including Asia’s richest woman, according to leaked documents obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. The documents, which are said to contain information on 2,500 immigrants to Cyprus during that time frame,… Read More
26th August 2020
The National Crime Agency has seized 59 properties worth a total of £17 million from an organised crime group with links to the drug trade. The law enforcement agency spent more than eight years dismantling the network of properties, the majority of which are in Birmingham and were used for… Read More
26th August 2020
A country estate in a Shropshire hamlet is at the centre of an international scandal involving the Spanish royal family, mysterious offshore companies and secret agents. Chyknell Hall near Bridgnorth has taken centre stage in the drama thanks to its prominent yet elusive resident, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, the one-time… Read More
26th August 2020
Police who arrested a government official and his wife on money laundering charges suspect that they may have generated illegal profits through Chinese visa sales. Malta’s consul to Shanghai, Aldo Cutajar, 55, and his wife, Isabel, 52, also face charges of tax evasion and appeared in court on Monday… Read More