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Belgium’s EU candidate denies ‘malicious’ graft accusations

Didier Reynders, Belgium’s pick for EU justice commissioner, denied on Wednesday corruption allegations against him and said he would continue to seek the post because he had not been charged. At a confirmation hearing, Belgian Foreign Minister Reynders told the European Parliament that money-laundering allegations made by a former Belgian… Read More

Mining Tycoons Take to Court to Stall U.K. Corruption Probe

Kazakh mining company Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. asked a British court to stall the U.K.’s pursuit of corruption charges following a six-year bribery investigation. ENRC, once listed on the FTSE 100 Index, asked London’s High Court in a filing this month to force the Serious Fraud Office to withhold… Read More

BTA Bank Wins Sanctions Against Ex-Chairman in Theft Lawsuit

A federal judge in New York ordered former BTA Bank JSC chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov to pay the Kazakh lender’s legal fees for the discovery process after he failed to hand over evidence in a lawsuit accusing him of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. real estate. U.S. Read More
30th May 2017
The net is closing around a duo of fugitive oligarchs and their kin accused of laundering Kazakh money in posh U.S. real estate — including Trump Organization properties. In a complicated case with potential implications for President Donald Trump’s business empire and associates of the real-estate-developer-turned-president, Switzerland has revealed it… Read More
7th February 2017
The U.K. Serious Fraud Office petitioned a London judge to force Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. to hand over documents the company says are subject to legal privilege, in the latest chapter of a long-running criminal probe. Read More
19th December 2016
Another thing it has in abundance is corruption, at least according to the World Bank. Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2015, which lists countries "by their perceived levels of corruption” in the public sector, ranked Kazakhstan 123 out of 168, with a score of 28 (“corrupted”) over 100. Is all this bad press justified? Emanuele Midolo investigatives. Read More
6th December 2016
DRC: Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler probed by UK Serious Fraud Office over mining deals. Read More
5th July 2016
The U.K. Serious Fraud Office sought additional funding for its probe into Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. in a sign that prosecutors are continuing to expand the investigation. The SFO is seeking so-called blockbuster funding for its probe, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who asked not to… Read More
22nd February 2016
ASTANA - Anti-Corruption Agency of Almaty has established facts of embezzling more than 300 million tenge allocated to the Committee on Information and JSC "Kazakhtelecom" for the promotion of public policy information. Read More