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U.S. collects $7m in Iranian assets for victims of terrorism

The US government collected $7m in Iranian assets for victims of state-sponsored “terrorism”, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. The money was the US share of a civil forfeiture that targeted attempts to violate sanctions on Iran with fraudulent transfers of about...

Former Nairobi parliamentary aspirant charged with fraud

A former Nairobi parliamentary aspirant has been charged with defrauding an international investor of over Sh320 million. Francis Wambugu Mureithi, who unsuccessfully vied for the Embakasi East parliamentary seat on a Jubilee ticket, was indicted for allegedly defrauding an Eritrean...

Berkshire Hathaway to pay $4.1m to settle Iran sanctions violation

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has agreed to pay roughly $4.1 million to settle allegations that a Turkish subsidiary violated U.S. sanctions on Iran. The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday alleged that Berkshire’s indirect subsidiary—Iscar Kesici Takim Ticareti ve Imalati Limited Sirket—sold cutting tools...

Spain extradites former bank CEO sentenced in Iran for corruption

Spain has extradited a fugitive former Iranian executive implicated in a large financial corruption case, in what Iran’s judiciary says is the first such extradition from Europe. Alireza Heydar Abadipour, the former CEO of Sarmayeh Bank, touched down at Imam...

U.S. judge rules Turkey’s state-run Halkbank must face Iran sanctions case

A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to dismiss an indictment accusing state-owned Turkish lender Halkbank of helping Iran evade American sanctions. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman in Manhattan rejected Halkbank’s claim that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act shielded it from...

Ex-Iranian judiciary official sentenced to 31 years for over bribery network

Iran said Saturday it condemned a former top judiciary official to 31 years in prison for corruption, one of the heaviest sentences against a former official in the Islamic republic. Akbar Tabari received the jail term after being convicted of...

Bahrain sentenced Iranian bank officials to 5 years in prison for money laundering

Bahrain’s High Criminal Court sentenced three Future Bank officials to five years in prison each and to $1 million fines on Thursday, in the latest of a series of money-laundering cases by the Central Bank of Iran and other...

Former Iranian judge “throws himself out of hotel window” dies in Romania

A former Iranian judge sought by his country to face corruption charges died Friday after a fall in a hotel in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, the head of the Iranian police’s international department said. The confirmation of Gholamreza Mansouri's...

Alaska man accused of laundering $1 billion for Iran

An Alaska man accused of laundering $1 billion held in South Korea for Iran funneled nearly all the money through the United Arab Emirates, U.S. federal court documents released early Thursday show. The court documents, filed as part of a...

Iran prosecutor known for mass arrest of journalists accused of $565,000 bribe

During a corruption trial in Iran on Sunday a prosecutor known for the mass arrest of journalists in 2013 was named as the recipient of 500,000 euros in bribes from the defendant. Gholamreza Mansouri issued arrest warrants for 20 journalists...

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Chicago political operative Roberto Caldero charged in bribery probe

For decades, Roberto Caldero was an influential behind-the-scenes player in politics at all levels in Chicago and Illinois, with...
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