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Papua New Guinea police arrest former PM Peter O’Neill over alleged corruption

Papua New Guinea police have arrested former prime minister Peter O’Neill over the alleged purchase of generators from Israel without parliamentary approval. O’Neill was arrested on Saturday at the main airport of Port Moresby, PNG’s capital, after returning from Australia, and brought in for questioning, assistant crimes commissioner Hodges… Read More

Fraud Factory Firms Traced to Penniless Proxies

By Mattias Carlsson, Holger Roonemaa, Oliver Kund and Hannes Munzinger, OCCRP, 18 May 2020 OCCRP — Rita is almost 13,000 euros in debt and was convicted of shoplifting a bottle of gin. Ricardo is unemployed and has been arrested several times for drug possession and driving without a license. His mother,… Read More

Palestinian PM says banks will continue serving prisoners’ families despite Israeli threats

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Friday said the authority had agreed with Palestinian banks in the West Bank that despite Israeli threats to impose sanctions on institutions serving people accused of terrorism, the accounts of slain terror operatives and Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons will be unfrozen… Read More
1st May 2020
Bank Hapoalim agreed to pay $874 million to settle U.S. charges that it conspired with American taxpayers to hide more than $7.6 billion in secret Swiss and Israeli accounts, federal prosecutors said, the second-biggest settlement in a decade-long crackdown on offshore tax evasion. The Swiss unit of the bank,… Read More
20th March 2020
Israel’s biggest bank, Hapoalim, (POLI.TA) said on Wednesday it expects to pay $870 million to settle a U.S. tax evasion investigation. The bank said in a regulatory filing it will increase its provision for the tax probe in the fourth quarter to $259 million, in addition to $611 million… Read More
29th January 2020
Israel’s attorney general has filed a formal indictment in court against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It came after Mr Netanyahu withdrew a request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three separate cases. He has denied any wrongdoing. The Israeli… Read More
20th January 2020
The head of a crime organization in the south of the country and 35 of his associates have been arrested on suspicion of running a massive money laundering operation worth a half a billion shekels (approximately $150 million). According to a report by Channel 13 news on Friday, the network… Read More
9th January 2020
U.K. fraud prosecutors sought an Israeli billionaire’s correspondence with the former President of Democratic Republic of Congo Joseph Kabila as part of one of their largest bribery investigations, a lawyer for the Serious Fraud Office said at a London trial. SFO attorney Jonathan Hall described the request at the… Read More
2nd January 2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he would ask parliament to protect him from prosecution in the three graft cases he faces, a politically-risky move that could delay criminal proceedings against him for months. Netanyahu was indicted in November on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust… Read More
2nd January 2020
Over a thousand Israeli victims of Palestinian terror attacks filed a massive NIS 20 billion ($5.8 billion) compensation suit Monday against Arab Bank PLC, claiming it knowingly supported and financed terror groups that carried out attacks that claimed hundreds of lives. It is the first time a compensation lawsuit against… Read More
25th December 2019
Congolese prosecutors are investigating a 200-million-euro ($222 million) line of credit issued to state mining company Gecamines by a company owned by Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, who is under U.S. sanctions, Gecamines said on Monday. Two sources at Democratic Republic of Congo’s prosecutor’s office and two at the presidency, speaking… Read More
6th December 2019
Israel’s state prosecutor has plans to indict prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cousin and personal lawyer, alongside six other people, on charges related to a possible conflict of interest over a $2bn purchase of German submarines. Shai Nitzan said in a statement on Thursday the seven would be charged on various corruption offences,… Read More
3rd December 2019
An indictment submitted to Israel’s parliament on Monday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu names more than 300 prosecution witnesses, including wealthy friends and former aides, in three graft cases against him. By formally sending the indictment to the legislature, after announcing charges of bribery, breach of trust and fraud on… Read More