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Ex-Dublin Airport cop jailed for money laundering

A former Dublin airport policeman thought to have laundered millions for criminal gangs has been jailed. The National Crime Agency started an investigation into Mark Adams (42) – a former Dublin Airport policeman from Malahide – in May 2018 after he was...

Deutsche Bank HQ searched in money laundering investigation

German authorities have raided Deutsche Bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt over suspected money laundering at the country’s largest lender. Officers from the financial regulator BaFin, the federal police, and the Frankfurt public prosecutor’s office launched a raid on the bank’s glass-panelled...

Coca-Cola Enterprises boss admits taking £1.5m in bribes

A former Coca-Cola Enterprises manager has admitted taking more than £1.5m in bribes in exchange for helping favoured companies win lucrative contracts. Noel Corry, 56, provided Boulting Group, Tritec Systems, and Electron Systems with confidential and sensitive data from 2004...

Swedish prosecutor opens preliminary investigation into alleged Ericsson bribes in Iraq – TT news agency

Swedish prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation in to alleged bribes paid by telecom giant Ericsson (ERICb.ST) in Iraq, Swedish news agency TT said on Wednesday, quoting the prosecutor Leif Gorts as saying. "Yes, I can confirm that, but I can not...

Former Prime Minister of North Macedonia convicted of money laundering

North Macedonia's former prime minister Nikola Gruevski has been found guilty of money laundering party funds. The Criminal Court in Skopje ruled that Gruevski had unlawfully acquired over €1.3 million from donations to his party from 2006 to 2012, part...

France issues international arrest warrant for disgraced auto tycoon Ghosn

French prosecutors have issued an international arrest warrant for disgraced auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn, who fled Japan in 2019 for Lebanon in a gripping escape. The prosecutor's office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said Friday that it issued the...

Swiss to unfreeze $430M as Egypt money laundering probe ends

Swiss prosecutors will not file any charges after concluding a decade-long investigation into alleged money laundering and organized crime linked to late former President Hosni Mubarak’s circles in Egypt, and will release some 400 million Swiss francs ($430 million)...

Unite headquarters raided as police investigate bribery and fraud allegations

Police have raided an office in the headquarters of one of the UK’s biggest unions as part of an investigation into allegations of bribery, money laundering and fraud. More than 20 officers from South Wales police arrived unannounced on Wednesday...

French prosecutors to probe McKinsey over alleged tax fraud

French financial prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into suspected tax fraud by American management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The national financial prosecutor’s office said Wednesday the investigation was launched last week for alleged “money-laundering aggravated by tax fraud.” French...

Authorities Shutter Sprawling Dark Web Drug Bazaar and Seize $25 Million in Bitcoin

Hydra, a longtime dark web cesspool of money laundering and drug sales, has been shut down by police. On Tuesday, officials with Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office announced Hydra’s demise, revealing in a press release that authorities had seized much of the...

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