Saturday, September 18, 2021

Europe

Italian fugitive Raffaele Imperiale arrested in connection to Van Goghs Theft

One of Italy’s most wanted men, an alleged top drug trafficker suspected of having bought two stolen Van Gogh paintings on the black market, has been arrested in Dubai. Raffaele Imperiale, an alleged kingpin in the Naples-based Camorra organised crime syndicate,...

Former model Mark Adams extradited to Northern Ireland to face money laundering charges

A former male model, airport policeman and reality TV contestant from Dublin has been extradited to the North on money-laundering charges after having already been jailed in the Republic, also for money laundering. Mark Adams (41), of Castleheath, Malahide, Co Dublin, was...

UK authorities seize Ethereum worth $9.5 million found in USB sticks

Greater Manchester Police’s Economic Crime Unit of the United Kingdom has conducted a seizing of around $22.25 million after intelligence inquiries found USB sticks with significant amounts of Ethereum (ETH). According to the announcement made by the officials, investigators...

UK rapper Nines pleads guilty to drugs and money laundering charges

Rapper Nines has admitted being part of a plot to import 28kg of cannabis into the UK from Spain and Poland. The chart-topping musician, real name Courtney Freckleton, 31, and Jason Thompson, 35, of Barnet, pleaded guilty to drugs and...

German socialite art collector jailed for fraudulent art deals

Angela Gulbenkian, the 39-year-old German socialite who orchestrated fraudulent art deals to fund a lavish lifestyle, has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison. The sentence came in London’s Southwark Crown Court, where, earlier this month,  Gulbenkian...

UK fintech Monzo under investigation over breaches of anti-money laundering rules

The UK’s financial watchdog has said it is investigating digital bank Monzo over potential breaches of anti-money laundering and financial crime rules. Monzo, which was founded in 2015 and is known for its hot coral bank cards, said it was...

France court upheld conviction of Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Teodorin in corruption case

France’s highest court, the Cour de Cassation, on July 28, 2021 upheld two lower courts’ convictions of Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and eldest son of the president, for embezzling and laundering public funds, Human Rights Watch and...

Malta government responsible for murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia​, inquiry finds

A public inquiry into the assassination of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has found that the state should be held responsible for her death. Galizia was 53 years old when she was killed by a car bomb in Malta in 2017. The Maltese...

Cardinal Becciu stands trial in Vatican fraud case

Cardinal Angelo Becciu said on Tuesday he wanted to comply with the wishes of Pope Francis as he attended the opening of a trial in which he stands accused along with nine others of financial crimes. The once powerful cardinal,...

PwC faces lawsuit for failing to spot alleged fraud at racing car dealer

PwC has been sued by the administrators of JD Classics, a racing car dealership, for allegedly failing to to spot fraud resulting in losses of over £41m. The UK’s biggest accounting firm was accused by administrators from Alvarez & Marsal...

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