Enforcement
1st October 2021
The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to a second jail term after being found guilty of illegal campaign financing for the vast, showman-style political rallies of his failed 2012 re-election campaign. The 66-year-old, who remains an influential figure on the French right, received a… Read More
23rd September 2021
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
22nd September 2021
A number of New Zealanders arrested in one of the biggest global crackdowns on organised crime face a raft of new drug charges, including supplying methamphetamine across the North Island and carrying out a money laundering transaction of $1 million. Police have filed fresh charges against eight people who appeared… Read More
21st September 2021
By Henry Pope, OCCRP, 19 September 2021 OCCRP — The International Criminal Court (ICC) green-lit an investigation Wednesday into how the Philippine government waged its ‘war on drugs’ between 2011 and 2019. President Rodrigo Duterte has spearheaded a hardline approach in dealing with people who use… Read More
21st September 2021
A lawyer for former Alan Weisselberg, the indicted Trump Organization chief financial officer, told a New York judge on Monday he has “strong reason to believe” more charges will be forthcoming in the state’s continuing criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s private real estate empire. Lawyer Bryan Scarlatos… Read More
21st September 2021
More than 100 people have been arrested in Spain and Italy following a joint investigation into money laundering. The sting targeted an Italian mafia gang on the Spanish island of Tenerife, who are accused of laundering more than €10 million. The group is alleged to have made its money through… Read More
20th September 2021
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
19th September 2021
Four ex-Volkswagen AG managers stood trial in Germany accused of fraud for their part in the diesel-rigging scandal that cost the company billions and tarnished its reputation. The trial — starting six years after the scandal broke — is the first criminal case to target executives at VW’s German… Read More
16th September 2021
By Henry Pope, OCCRP, 15 September 2021 OCCRP — In a blow to organized crime groups profiting off of illegal gambling networks, Interpol aided police raids across Asia and Europe, which seized US$7.9 million in cash and arrested approximately 1,400 suspects, the organization reported on Tuesday. Read More
15th September 2021
By Zdravko Ljubas, OCCRP, 14 September 2021 OCCRP — Several European nations’ law enforcement agencies collaborated last week to disrupt the operations of a criminal gang perpetrating large-scale investment fraud, costing 55 million euro (US$64.96 million) in damages to a “significant number” of victims across Europe. An unknown number… Read More