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Iran, U.S. to hold indirect nuclear talks in Vienna

Iran and the United States will hold indirect talks in Vienna on Tuesday aimed at bringing both countries back into full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal that Washington abandoned three years ago. Iran has steadily overstepped the accord’s limits on its nuclear programme in response to Washington’s withdrawal from… Read More

Large investigation in Slovenia, Croatia, and BiH: Millions of euros laundered in a well-designed scheme

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) carried out 28 raids in Slovenia on Wednesday on suspicion of money laundering worth millions of euros. Unofficially, tax advisor Rok Snezic and citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) – Dijana Djudjic, are being investigated, as the Slovenian agency STA reported. Apart from Slovenia,… Read More

Austrian authorities allege ex-IDF intel officer ‘mastermind’ behind €200m scam

An Israeli man who founded a binary options trading platform has been named by Austrian authorities as one of the masterminds of a massive “pan-European” fraud scheme. Austria’s Ministry of the Interior, which oversees police and public security, has cited Israeli citizen Ilan Tzorya, founder of the binary options platform… Read More
12th February 2021
Austrian prosecutors on Thursday searched the home of Finance Minister Gernot Bluemel, a close ally of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, on suspicion of bribery involving a gambling company seeking help with foreign taxes. The investigation into Bluemel and two other unnamed people is part of a wider probe stemming from the… Read More
4th February 2021
Spanish police working with the U.S. Secret Service have shut down a criminal network that pocketed more than 12 million euros ($14.41 million) via a credit card fraud that extended across more than 15 countries, authorities said on Wednesday. More than 100 alleged members of the network were arrested in… Read More
13th January 2021
The U.S. State Department this month told European companies which it suspects are helping to build Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that they face the risk of sanctions as the outgoing Trump administration prepares a final round of punitive measures against the project, two sources said on Tuesday. “We… Read More
9th December 2020
By Scilla Alecci, ICIJ, 8 December 2020 ICIJーOne of 30 people in Austria suspected to be members of the Islamic fundamentalist group Muslim Brotherhood was the director of offshore companies linked to a Saudi billionaire, according to an investigation by Austrian media outlets profil and… Read More
8th December 2020
A Vienna court on Friday sentenced a flamboyant, jet-setting former Austrian finance minister to eight years in prison in the country’s biggest corruption trial since World War II. Karl-Heinz Grasser was found guilty of abuse of power and involvement in kickbacks totalling 9.6 million euros ($11.7 million) over the sale… Read More
11th November 2020
On a cool Saturday evening in March, Jan Marsalek headed across Munich for dinner at the home of a friend. It was a welcome respite for the chief operating officer of German payment processor Wirecard AG, as the previous few weeks had been particularly exacting. Allegations of accounting fraud… Read More
14th October 2020
AP – An anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday ranked the United States and United Kingdom as the largest exporters most active at enforcing rules meant to prohibit companies from paying bribes in foreign markets, but said many others are doing next to nothing. Berlin-based Transparency International said only four of… Read More
6th October 2020
Sir Malcolm Rifkind had been more used to summoning ambassadors than visiting them. His spell as Foreign Secretary had been cut short, however, by a Conservative electoral collapse. Having lost his Commons seat too, in the first summer of the new millennium Rifkind approached the Czech embassy, a prize-winning concrete… Read More
25th September 2020
Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash siphoned off more than $190 million of state loans his bank received in the wake of the global financial crisis, part of which he ploughed into a deal to privatize a titanium manufacturing company, according to leaked documents. Bank filings and details from a criminal investigation… Read More
24th September 2020
A friend recommended Carmelita Roque invest her savings in Options Rider. Options Rider’s use of Australian banks gave the US Army soldier comfort her money was safe. “Seeing the money that I would be wiring would be going to a country like Australia, in my mind that was convincing enough… Read More