Enforcement
30th August 2021
A Vienna court convicted the former leader of Austria’s far-right Heinz-Christian Strache of a corruption charge on Friday in a case stemming from a 2019 scandal known as “Ibizagate”. Strache, one of Europe’s most high-profile former far-right leaders, was given a 15-month suspended jail sentence. The Ibizagate scandal led to… Read More
30th August 2021
In the end, it wasn’t the bribery of Brazilian government officials that put the Batista brothers, who own Australia’s biggest meat processor, in jail. The authorities never actually brought the brothers, Wesley and Joesley, to trial over allegations they engaged in the large-scale corruption of the country’s politicians. Instead they… Read More
30th August 2021
A former senior inspector at China’s top anti-corruption agency has been charged with accepting 460 million yuan (US$71 million) in bribes. Dong Hong, who until 2018 was deputy leader of the central inspection team of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) – the… Read More
30th August 2021
Montenegro police said on Friday they had seized more than a tonne of cocaine, their biggest ever drug bust, concealed in a shipment of bananas and that two people were arrested. The raid was carried out in Mojanovici, a suburb of the capital Podgorica in the tiny Adriatic country, the… Read More
30th August 2021
Mali’s former prime minister Boubeye Maiga was arrested on Thursday for his role in the purchase of a presidential plane during the rule of ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, his lawyer said. The exact reason for the arrest was not clear, but it was related to Mali’s purchase of a… Read More
27th August 2021
Hong Kong police have arrested nine people in a crackdown on a bookmaking and money-laundering syndicate that washed an estimated HK$30 million ($3.85 million) in criminal proceeds over a 10-month period. The five men and four women, arrested during a series of Thursday raids across the city, included three core… Read More
26th August 2021
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is “not capable” of being effectively supervised, according to the UK’s financial regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority in an 11-page notice published Wednesday said Binance Markets Limited, a London-based affiliate of Binance, failed to supply further information about its business model and wider… Read More
26th August 2021
Anti-money laundering (AML) systems and internal rules at Estonian bank Luminor need improving, the financial supervisory authorities of all three Baltic States have found. Estonia’s financial supervisory authority, the Finantsinspektsioon, along with the the Financial and Capital Market Commission (Latvia) and Lietuvos bankas (Lithuania) had carried out an on-site inspection… 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
25th August 2021
A Belfast man is to stand trial in connection with an alleged multimillion-pound banking fraud, a judge ordered on Monday. Ciaran Brendan Barr is accused of multiple offences against his former employer Santander. The 39-year-old, of Mount Eagles Close in Dunmurry, appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court for a preliminary enquiry… Read More