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Chinese Police Make First Arrest For CBDC Money Laundering

Chinese officials have arrested members of a criminal group charged with alleged money laundering using the country’s CBDC, the digital yuan. The news implies the Chinese government and law enforcement will have greater control and oversight over financial activities in the country with its CBDC. By Tim Fries, The… Read More

Ex-Fifa president Blatter and ex-Uefa boss Platini charged with fraud

Former Fifa officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been charged with fraud and other offences in Switzerland. Swiss prosecutors say Mr Blatter unlawfully arranged a transfer of two million Swiss francs ($2.19m; £1.6m) to Mr Platini in 2011. Prosecutors say the payment “damaged Fifa’s assets and unlawfully enriched Platini”. Read More

U.K. Fraud Police Drop Probe of Individuals in Amec Bribery Case

The U.K.’s fraud prosecutor closed its investigation into individuals over bribery at Amec Foster Wheeler Plc, after the British engineering firm’s parent company settled the four-year probe earlier this year. John Wood Group Plc, which acquired Amec in 2017, agreed to pay $177 million as part of a… Read More
28th October 2021
A boy who set up a fake website as part of a “sophisticated cyber fraud” has had more than £2m of cryptocurrency seized by police. The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, used it to dupe users of a digital gift voucher site into entering their personal details. Read More
27th October 2021
Police forces across the world have arrested 150 alleged suspects involved in buying or selling illicit goods on the dark web as part of a coordinated international operation involving nine countries. More than €26.7 million (USD 31 million) in cash and virtual currencies have been seized in this operation, as… Read More
27th October 2021
The chief financial officer of Vista Equity Partners may testify at a hearing in the largest tax-evasion case ever brought in the U.S. against an individual, a prosecutor said Monday. The case involves billionaire Robert Brockman, a former Houston software executive accused of evading taxes on $2… Read More
26th October 2021
The final report by commissioner Ray Finkelstein recommended Crown Melbourne should be given a two-year grace period under the control of a “special manager” to correct an “alarming catalogue of wrongdoing”. The Victorian Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence found evidence of links to criminal gangs and repeated… Read More
26th October 2021
By Damir Beslija, OCCRP, 22 October 2021 OCCRP — A New York man was sentenced this week to 18 months in prison for trafficking exotic African cats, selling the dangerous animals as pets, the Department of Justice said. Christopher Casacci, 39, was indicted in… Read More
25th October 2021
Senior prosecutors at the Serious Fraud Office have been accused of keeping secret key documents that detailed their misconduct in one of their biggest bribery investigations. Lisa Osofsky, the SFO director, and senior colleagues have been criticised for maintaining improper contact with a US private investigator during… Read More
22nd October 2021
Five individuals, including a politician from Venezuela’s ruling party and an associate of a businessman close to President Nicolas Maduro, have been charged with money laundering in connection with an alleged Venezuela bribery scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Read More
21st October 2021
The FBI on Tuesday raided a Washington mansion linked to the billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, as part of what media reports described as a “court-authorised search”. House Capitol attack committee votes to recommend Steve Bannon prosecution – as it happened Read more Agents could… Read More
19th October 2021
A U.S. judge on Monday set a Nov. 1 arraignment date for Alex Saab, a businessman accused of laundering money on behalf of Venezuela’s government, in a case that pits the United States against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro. U.S. prosecutors in 2019 charged Saab in connection with… Read More
19th October 2021
A Tunisian court on Sunday ordered a lawmaker to be detained over suspected tax fraud and money laundering – the fourth parliamentarian to be taken into custody since President Kais Saied seized near total control of the country in July. By Tarek Amara, Reuters, 17 October 2021 Read more at… Read More