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Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam drops plan to extend anti-bribery laws to her role as chief executive

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will not extend the city’s anti-bribery laws to cover her own chief executive position, reneging on a promise she made in her election manifesto three years ago. Lam said amending the law would affect her “constitutional...

Former Maricopa County official Paul Petersen jailed for running illegal adoption scheme

A U.S. District judge sentenced former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen to 74 months in federal prison for perpetrating illegal adoptions in what prosecutors called a "get-rich-quick scheme ... hidden behind the shiny veneer of a humanitarian operation." The judge also fined Petersen $100,000. "He...

Businessman Felix Sater to face lawsuit alleging money laundering through Trump Organisation Properties

A federal judge on Monday partially advanced a lawsuit accusing Russian mafia-tied businessman Felix Sater of laundering millions stolen from Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank through Trump Organization properties. “In this case, Kazakhstan’s largest city and a Kazakhstani bank seek to recover millions of...

Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan charged in City Hall corruption case

Former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan and four others have been added to the criminal case alleging a widespread corruption scheme led by former City Councilman Jose Huizar, bringing to nine the number of defendants charged as a...

UK: How to get your money back if you’ve been scammed

What impact has lockdown had on fraud? Unfortunately being at home doesn’t protect us from being targeted by scammers. We’ve found that since lockdown first began in March, one in three of us have been contacted by a fraudster. We should all...

Hawaii ex-police chief and wife jailed in theft conspiracy scheme

Katherine and Louis Kealoha, once seen as pillars of Hawaii’s law enforcement community, will spend the next several years in federal prison. On Monday morning, U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright sentenced Katherine Kealoha, a former deputy prosecutor for...

Swiss authorities probe oil-services firm SBM offshore over bribery allegations

Oil-services firm SBM Offshore NV is facing an investigation by the Swiss government into bribery allegations that the company said it has already paid hundreds of millions of dollars to resolve in three other countries. Amsterdam-based SBM Offshore said Monday...

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission General Manager Harlan Kelly charged with fraud

Harlan Kelly Jr., the General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SF PUC), is facing federal fraud charges following a reported raid at his home Monday. The FBI reportedly raided Kelly’s home on the same day authorities announced...

Swiss court orders Societe Generale to return $150m of Allen Stanford Ponzi cash

Societe Generale SA was reprimanded by a Swiss court and ordered to give up $150 million deposited by convicted fraudster Allen Stanford that it had fought for nearly a decade to keep. The court ruled that Societe Generale failed to...

Texas AG Ken Paxton accused of corruption fires another whistleblower

The Texas attorney general’s office has fired the last remaining whistleblower who alleged Ken Paxton broke the law in doing favors for a political donor — just days after aides had sued the agency alleging they suffered retaliation for making the...

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared fugitive from justice

A top Pakistani court on Wednesday declared the country's ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who lives in exile in London, a fugitive from...

U.K court freezes $5 billion in assets linked to stolen billions from Kazakhstan’s BTA bank

A U.K. civil court froze up to $5 billion in assets including stakes in luxury hotels, cash in bank accounts in half a dozen...

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam drops plan to extend anti-bribery laws to her role as chief executive

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will not extend the city’s anti-bribery laws to cover her own chief executive position, reneging on a promise she made...

Irish authorities probe Wirecard’s Irish arm over alleged €400m fraud

Gardaí are investigating an alleged €400 million fraud at electronic payments company Wirecard’s Irish arm, the High Court heard on Monday. The firm, which has its headquarters...

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