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Lawsuit names Qatar’s royal family in killings of 10 Americans in Israel

A “wrongful death” lawsuit has been filed against Qatar’s royal family by relatives of 10 Americans who were either killed or seriously injured during terrorist attacks in Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank between 2014 and 2016. Representing 51 plaintiffs and 10 victims, the lawsuit, which was filed in a… Read More

Corruption at FIFA: 25 criminal cases and a prosecutor in hot water

As the Federal Prosecutor’s Office continues to investigate numerous corruption cases linked to the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), dismissal proceedings have been launched against the Swiss attorney general, Michael Lauber, because of secret meetings he has held with the FIFA president. The story begins The Swiss component of… Read More

UK regulator ends probe of ex-Barclays banker Roger Jenkins -lawyer

Roger Jenkins, a former feted Barclays (BARC.L) rainmaker who was acquitted of fraud charges by a London jury two months ago, has now also been cleared of wrongdoing in a separate regulatory investigation, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Brad Kaufman, co-president of law firm Greenberg Traurig, who has been… Read More
28th April 2020
A corruption case involving a payment connected to Germany’s bid for the 2006 World Cup is set to be dropped because too much time has passed since the alleged offence. The Swiss federal criminal court is expected to confirm today that charges against four former football officials will be dropped… Read More
27th April 2020
An organized crime figure paid an FBI agent $10,000 a month in exchange for sensitive law enforcement information, according to court documents charging the agent, Babak Broumand, in a conspiracy to bribe a public official. Broumand was arrested Friday at a market near his home in Lafayette, according to Laura… Read More
14th April 2020
The disgraced Fifa executive Jack Warner visited Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin less than a week before an alleged multimillion-dollar bribery scheme was initiated by Russia to buy his vote in the competition to host the 2018 World Cup. The Trinidad and Tobago official is alleged to have been paid… Read More
7th April 2020
AP — Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and… Read More
2nd April 2020
The QFC Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) yesterday announced that it had taken action against Horizon Crescent Wealth LLC (HCW) and imposed a fine of QR30,000,000 on it for serious legal and regulatory breaches. The action taken by the QFCRA followed an investigation of HCW identifying significant failings by the firm in… Read More
18th March 2020
After a seven-year investigation and a five-month trial, jurors took less than six hours to find Roger Jenkins, Tom Kalaris and Richard Boath not guilty of fraud. The former Barclays executives stood accused of funnelling secret fees to Qatar during the financial crash in exchange for emergency investment. Eight months… Read More
10th March 2020
Anyone who experienced it will still remember the euphoria that gripped Germany at the time. Brilliant weather, full stadiums and the triumphant public viewings in squares, streets and pubs across the land. The fact that the German team failed to win the tournament hardly dampened the mood. From then on, June and July… Read More
2nd March 2020
The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office faces more uncertainty after losing a monumental eight-year investigation and prosecution of three former Barclays Plc bankers. The jury took just a few hours to return a unanimous verdict, acquitting Roger Jenkins, Tom Kalaris and Richard Boath of conspiracy to commit fraud at the height… Read More
8th January 2020
Former Barclays Plc executive Roger Jenkins told a London jury at his fraud trial that he and his colleagues wrestled with how an arrangement to pay Qatar fees for a 2008 deal would look to outsiders before adding that he was “not that clever.” Answering questions from Ed Brown,… Read More
3rd January 2020
Qatar’s financial regulator has blocked any and all crypto asset services in the Gulf nation. The QFC Regulatory Authority said in a statement that “Virtual Asset Services may not be conducted in or from the QFC at this time”. It specified that the ban includes “anything of value that acts as… Read More