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Paraguay Anti-drug Prosecutor Killed In Colombia

Marcelo Pecci, a Paraguayan prosecutor known for his work in fighting organized crime, was killed on the Colombian tourism island of Baru on Tuesday, authorities from both countries said. Pecci and his wife, Paraguayan journalist Claudia Aguilera, were on their...

Fiji court says United States can seize superyacht owned by Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov

A Fiji court ruled on Tuesday that the United States can seize a Russian-owned superyacht, 21 days after it arrived and was impounded by police, as the United States and its allies press Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. U.S....

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi charged with bribery as new trial opens

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on trial Monday in a new corruption case against her, alleging she took $550,000 in bribes from a construction magnate. She is charged with two counts under the country’s Anti-Corruption Act, with...

Vietnam arrests deputy foreign minister in bribery case

Police in Vietnam on Thursday arrested Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung on suspicion of bribery, the Ministry of Public Security said. Dung, 58, is accused of taking bribes and police have searched his house, the ministry said...

Ecuador’s Former Comptroller General Indicted for $10M Bribery Scheme Linked to Odebrecht

A former Ecuadorean comptroller general appeared in a Miami courtroom on Tuesday to face charges he laundered money in the U.S. to hide the proceeds of a bribery scheme partially tied to Brazil-based construction company Odebrecht SA. U.S. authorities have...

Former Microsoft Employee Alleges Bribery Scheme in Middle East and Africa

Microsoft Corp. said this week that it had fired some employees and terminated partnerships in relation to allegations made public Friday of bribery in its sales efforts in the Middle East in recent years. The disclosure came regarding allegations of...

Thailand bans cryptocurrency payments for goods and services

Thailand’s securities regulator announced Wednesday that it is barring the use of cryptocurrencies for payment of goods and services. The ruling effective April 1 does not ban investment in cryptocurrencies, which has become increasingly popular in the past year after...

Director of Nicaragua newspaper La Prensa convicted of money laundering

A judge on Wednesday found Juan Lorenzo Holmann Chamorro, director of newspaper La Prensa, guilty of money laundering, the paper said, in a case that critics of President Daniel Ortega argue is politically motivated. Nicaragua's judicial authorities did not immediately...

Former Nicaragua presidential candidate Chamorro gets 8 years for financial crimes

A judge late on Monday sentenced former Nicaraguan presidential candidate Cristiana Chamorro to eight years of detention for money laundering and misuse of funds, in a case that government opponents argue was politically motivated. A judge will later decide if...

Financial crime watchdog adds UAE to ‘grey’ money laundering watch list

Global financial crime watchdog the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday said Middle East business hub the United Arab Emirates had been included on a list of jurisdictions subject to increased monitoring, known as its 'grey' list. In addition...

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