17th August 2021
By Henry Pope, OCCRP, 16 August 2021 OCCRP –A U.S. citizen from Florida was indicted last week for his alleged role in one of the largest Medicare kickback schemes ever brought forward by the Department of Justice. The scheme is believed to involve over US$784 million in false… Read More
16th August 2021
In June, the FBI got a warrant to hunt through the Google accounts of Abedemi Rufai, a Nigerian state government official. What they found, they said in a sworn affidavit, was all the ingredients for a “massive” cyberfraud on U.S. government benefits: stolen bank, credit card and tax information… Read More
16th August 2021
London’s High Court has ordered Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, to identify hackers and freeze their accounts after one user said it was the victim of a $2.6 million hack. In a judgment made public this week, a High Court judge granted requests by artificial intelligence (AI)… Read More
14th August 2021
Canberra chef James Mussillon, who owns the renowned Courgette Restaurant, is behind bars after he was charged with money laundering, perjury and fraud. Today Mr Mussillon, 49, was formally charged with 14 offences, some allegedly stretching back as far as 2016. Court documents revealed police had been monitoring communications between… Read More
13th August 2021
Boats of all sizes are one of six luxury goods for which it has become illegal to trade in cash if the amount paid is €10,000 or more. The new rules apply to private individuals as well as companies, which means that using the internet to sell your boat will… Read More
12th August 2021
By Kira Zalan, Purity Mukami, Juliet Atellah and John-Allan Namu, OCCRP, 11 August 2021 OCCRP – In June, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a lofty goal: vaccinating the entire adult population of 27 million against COVID-19 by the end of the year. But a long-time problem –– the… Read More
12th August 2021
The National Crime Agency’s most wanted list is a filofax of fraudsters, drug lords, rapists, paedophiles and murderers. As you might expect, it’s dominated by men. But among the 21 criminals on the list, there is one solitary woman, staring out of her mugshot with stormy blue eyes and… Read More
12th August 2021
Senior gardaí say organised crime gangs are involved in rental scams which have led to almost €1 million being stolen from unsuspecting victims since February 2019. Detective Superintendent Michael Cryan, who set up Operation Omena to tackle the mobs, told Independent.ie that “there is a significant organised-crime element to what… Read More
10th August 2021
A celebrity jeweller known as the Diamond King who claims to have “recurrent depressive disorder” has won the right to appeal against extradition to India where he is wanted in connection with an alleged £729 million bank fraud. Nirav Modi once had an estimated personal wealth of £1.3 billion through… Read More
10th August 2021
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched an investigation into entrepreneur Gavin Woodhouse, whose business dealings were revealed by an undercover investigation by the Guardian and ITV News. The UK’s anti-corruption agency said it was investigating “suspected fraud and money laundering in relation to … Woodhouse and individuals… Read More