Bribery & Corruption
4th June 2021
More state bodies will be given power to eavesdrop on private conversations while investigating corruption and white-collar crime. The measure is included in a host of powerful anti-fraud measures due to come before the Dáil in the autumn. At present the garda force, Revenue Commissioners and military can all plant… Read More
4th June 2021
By Darya Dolzikova and Tom Keatinge, RUSI, 2 June 2021 RUSI — The Iranian nuclear deal (formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or the JCPOA) has been in tatters since the administration of Donald Trump withdrew in May 2018, triggering a reimposition of… Read More
3rd June 2021
Authorities in Brazil are investigating senior employees at Connecticut-based trading house Freepoint Commodities for their alleged role in a bribery scheme involving state-run oil company Petrobras, Reuters has learned. Federal police here suspect Freepoint, through an intermediary, routed bribes to Petrobras employees for a roughly seven-year period ending in 2018. Read More
3rd June 2021
By Zdravko Ljubas, OCCRP, 2 June 2021 OCCRP — The European Union launched on Tuesday a unique supranational public prosecution office in charge of criminal investigations and prosecutions against the Union’s budget. The long-awaited move comes in time to watch over a nearly two billion euro… Read More
3rd June 2021
A banker wanted by the U.S. on money laundering charges was denied bail in the U.K. after he was arrested disembarking a private jet he flew into the country. Peter Weinzierl, the former chief executive officer of an Austrian private bank, better known by its old name of Meinl… Read More
3rd June 2021
The United States has sanctioned three Bulgarian individuals, including a power broker and a gambling tycoon, and dozens of companies they allegedly own or control for their “extensive roles” in corruption in the Southeast European country. The Department of the Treasury said in a statement on June 2… Read More
3rd June 2021
A $3.5 billion residential and commercial real-estate project being developed on the site of a former aerodrome in Minsk is expected to change the face of the Belarusian capital. Minsk World, as the project is known, is to feature a modern financial center with glass-facade skyscrapers surrounded by dozens… Read More
3rd June 2021
The African Union has suspended Mali’s membership in response to last week’s military coup and threatened sanctions if a civilian-led government is not restored, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The military arrested interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane last week and pressured them to resign,… Read More
2nd June 2021
By Zdravko Ljubas, OCCRP, 1 June 2021 OCCRP — A court in Bosnia and Herzegovina sentenced the former head of the country’s Indirect Taxation Authority (ITA BiH) to nine years for his role in a bribery scheme that, according to authorities, deprived the state budget of over US$1… Read More
1st June 2021
Fear has gripped bank owners and workers nationwide as the demand by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for their asset declaration forms takes effect from June 1, 2021. Vanguard recalls that the anti-graft agency had served the warning on the banks on March 16 this year, insisting that from… Read More