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A Brief History of ‘Rachadinha’ – The Corruption Scheme Haunting Brazil’s Bolsonaro

By Chris Dalby, InSight Crime, 7 July 2021 InSight Crime – It began on December 6, 2018. It had been just 91 days since Jair Bolsonaro, a polarizing veteran of Rio de Janeiro’s brutal political wars, had been stabbed in the belly during a presidential campaign stop. Read More

Police in Hong Kong, Macau break up romance scam syndicate suspected of swindling 17 women out of HK$21.5 million

A joint operation between police in Hong Kong and Macau has broken up a fraud syndicate suspected of swindling at least 17 women out of HK$21.5 million (US$2.8 million) in online romance scams. The three-week operation, code-named “Guardway”, led to the arrest of one man and two… Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland CEO ‘edited’ the truth in evidence session – British lawmakers

British lawmakers on Friday accused Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Chief Executive Ross McEwan of withholding information when he gave evidence to their committee in January, a charge the CEO disputes. Nicky Morgan, chair of Parliament’s Treasury Committee, said McEwan failed to disclose, when asked whether there had been any… Read More