28th September 2020
More than $55m was transferred in and out of suspicious bank accounts linked to Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of global athletics, and his son, Papa Massata, according to a huge leak of secret financial documents. Last week the Diacks were sent to prison for their part in… Read More
23rd September 2020
Football clubs will have to step up internal controls amid growing attention to criminal activity in sports by anti-money laundering agencies. The Malta Football Association is working on a framework to introduce more accountability and corporate oversight in top-tier clubs, a source close to the governing football body told MaltaToday. Read More
16th September 2020
Julius Baer may pay tens of millions of dollars to settle U.S. allegations over its role in soccer body FIFA’s corruption affair, the Swiss bank said on Wednesday, adding it will ask shareholders in November to a back a second 2019 dividend tranche. Baer is in what it described as… Read More
15th September 2020
International perpetrators of genocide and torture, but not corruption, are to face new-model EU sanctions, a leaked document shows. Those guilty of crimes against humanity, slavery, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary arrests will also face EU asset-freezes and visa-bans. And those responsible for human-trafficking, sexual violence, and abuses of… Read More
10th September 2020
One of the UK’s most prestigious law firms is being investigated by regulators who have spent at least two years examining it, sending investigators into its central London offices. The Guardian has established that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is conducting a complex investigation into Mishcon de Reya, involving… Read More
31st August 2020
The agent of Kevin De Bruyne has been charged by Belgian police after a formal complaint from the Manchester City superstar. Belgian authorities confirmed last night that the charges against Patrick De Koster relate to a commission involved in a transfer that featured De Bruyne. Earlier reports in Belgium claimed… Read More
21st August 2020
A convicted conman who became notorious for his involvement in a property deal with Cherie Blair was arrested in Australia yesterday over an alleged sports betting scam. Peter Foster, 57, is accused of defrauding a gambler while running a sports trading company under a false name. He was detained on… Read More
11th August 2020
The number of footballers investigated by HMRC rose dramatically in the tax year 2019-20, going up from 87 to 246 individuals, according to research by the accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young. The figures show footballers and their image rights are coming under increasing scrutiny as the UK tax authorities look… Read More
6th August 2020
AP — As the sporting world gradually emerge from months of coronavirus lockdowns, the European Union’s agency for law enforcement cooperation is warning against the “greater risk” of game-fixing by criminals. In a report published Wednesday focusing on the involvement of organized crime groups in sports corruption, Europol said criminals… Read More
31st July 2020
An arrest warrant has been issued by Mexico’s attorney general’s office for Cruz Azul president Guillermo Alvarez over possible involvement in financial fraud and organized crime, according to documents obtained by ESPN. The arrest warrant was granted on Wednesday, with Alvarez accused of carrying out and orchestrating “operations with… Read More