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Lawsuits by U.S. victims accuse top Qatar banks and charity of financing terrorism in Israel

U.S. victims of extremist violence in Israel allege that three of Qatar’s leading financial institutions have secretly funneled millions of dollars to Palestinian groups responsible for killing Americans, accusing a key U.S. ally in the Middle East of duplicity. In U.S. lawsuits, victims and their families claim that the government… Read More

Qatar threatened witnesses to hide Nusra Front financing, court told

The Qatari state is orchestrating a criminal conspiracy to pervert British justice through bribery, witness intimidation and the planting of illegal tracking devices, a court was told yesterday. It was claimed in the High Court that such steps were ordered in an attempt to shield the emir of Qatar from… Read More

Qatar Puts Up ‘For Sale’ Sign With New Property Visas

Gas-rich Qatar has flung open its property market to foreigners, with a scheme giving those purchasing homes or stores the right to call the Gulf nation home. The scheme, announced in September, is the latest in a series of measures designed to diversify Qatar’s economy away from fossil fuel dependency… Read More
2nd November 2020
As a law professor, I have devoted my professional life to teaching about, advocating for, and advancing justice with regard to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Now, my dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship has made me a special target for the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine the quest for global justice. Read More
26th October 2020
By Lawrence Marzouk and Stevan Dojčinović, OCCRP, 23 October 2020 OCCRP – A Cypriot shell firm accused of funnelling bribes on behalf of a notorious Serbian weapons dealer deposited $1.7 million into a secretive trust fund set up for a prominent Saudi, leaked bank records show. That fund’s Qatari… Read More
24th August 2020
AP – Pakistan has issued sweeping orders enforcing financial sanctions against Afghanistan’s Taliban, just as the militant group is in the midst of a U.S.-led peace process in the neighboring country. Pakistan’s foreign ministry in a statement late on Saturday said the sanctions are not new but rather are… Read More
12th June 2020
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
4th June 2020
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
29th April 2020
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