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U.S. Charges 138 Medical Workers for US$1.4 Billion Fraud

By Damiir Beslija, OCCRP, 23 September 2021 OCCRP — The Department of Justice last week announced criminal charges against 138 doctors, nurses and licenced medical professionals for their alleged involvement in fraud schemes worth around US$1.4 billion. Authorities accused 43… Read More

Man sentenced in $4 million fraud scheme involving boats

AP — A Rogersville man was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison for running a boat building scheme that defrauded customers out of more than $4 million. Michael Michael David Dismer, 53, was sentenced for tax evasion for failing to pay more than $768,000 in state and… Read More

Nigerian National Sentenced for Orchestrating Online Romance Scam

By Henry Pope, OCCRP, 13 September 2021 OCCRP — A Nigerian national living in Oklahoma was sentenced on Friday for operating a money laundering network that defrauded its victims, including several elderly Americans, of at least US$2.5 million. Afeez Adebara, 36, orchestrated a Nigerian-based romance scam… Read More
13th September 2021
A New Zealand derivatives trading firm and subsidiary of a Hong Kong company has been fined $770,000 for breaching anti-money-laundering laws over nearly $50 million of suspicious transactions. CLSA Premium New Zealand Limited (CLSAP NZ) admitted it was out of line with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering… Read More
13th September 2021
A high-flying lawyer swindled the Commonwealth and a top international legal firm out of more than £600,000 in a series of frauds. Joshua Brien, 48, established himself during 12 years at the Commonwealth Secretariat as an expert on the laws of the sea, offering advice around the… Read More
13th September 2021
The Paris appeals court on Thursday backed a guilty verdict against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s uncle for misappropriating public funds in Syria, laundering the spoils and building a vast property portfolio in France with ill-gotten gains. The court confirmed last year’s four-year prison sentence against 84-year-old Rifaat al-Assad, which he… Read More
10th September 2021
A former investment adviser has been sentenced to five years and ten months in prison for money laundering as part of an organised crime group. Richard Faithfull was convicted of laundering £2.5m as part of a trans-national crime group over a period of at least 12 months. He was also disqualified from being a… Read More
9th September 2021
A former Ericsson AB employee was charged in the U.S. of taking part in a conspiracy to bribe foreign officials in order to win a contract from Djibouti’s state-owned phone company. Prosecutors in New York charged Afework Bereket with conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act… Read More
8th September 2021
The ruling by the Court of Cassation marks a major setback for Lafarge, which is accused of paying nearly 13 million euros ($15.3 million) to jihadist groups including the Islamic State (IS) to keep its cement factory in northern Syria running through the early years of… Read More
3rd September 2021
JPMorgan Chase & Co. settled a longstanding French criminal investigation over allegations it helped clients commit tax fraud for 25 million euros ($29.6 million). The case relates to allegations of tax fraud seen to benefit former managers at investment firm Wendel, top financial prosecutor Jean-François Bohnert said at a… Read More
31st August 2021
Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court has sentenced a German woman, who was at the helm of a trading company, to 45 months behind bars in a hefty fraud case. The 71-year-old woman, a former director of the Lucerne-based trading company Fera, was accused of obtaining loans from banks by producing fictitious… Read More
25th August 2021
Even as top soccer officials were still being arrested as part of a sprawling corruption investigation in 2015, lawyers for the sport’s global governing body and U.S. prosecutors began to embrace an intriguing premise: The soccer organization, FIFA, and its affiliates were not only the hosts of the scheme, the… Read More
24th August 2021
Global fines for failures related to money laundering at banks and financial services firms were five times higher last year than in 2019 as regulators took a harder line over breaches. Total enforcement fines linked with efforts to combat money laundering reached $2.2 billion in 2020, up from $444… Read More