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Interpol issues arrest warrant for co-founder of Mexican airline Interjet on tax fraud charges

Interpol has at Mexico's request issued an international arrest warrant for Miguel Aleman, co-founder of budget airline Interjet, on criminal tax fraud charges, according to government sources and Mexican media. Last month, prosecutors issued a national arrest warrant for Aleman,...

Courgette restaurant owner James Mussillon arrested for money laundering, fraud

Canberra chef James Mussillon, who owns the renowned Courgette Restaurant, is behind bars after he was charged with money laundering, perjury and fraud. Today Mr Mussillon, 49, was formally charged with 14 offences, some allegedly stretching back as far as 2016. Court...

Former Industrial and Commercial Bank official sentenced to life for bribery

China sentenced Gu Guoming, a former senior banker at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) (601398.SS), to life in jail after being found guilty of bribery, state media said on Thursday. China's top anti-graft body has put high-profile financial...

China arrest Weibo’s PR executive over bribery allegations

Chinese authorities have arrested a top public relations executive at Chinese social media giant Weibo Corp (WB.O), local Chinese media reported widely on Tuesday. Mao Taotao, director of public relations at Weibo, is suspected of bribery and had "seriously harmed the...

Mexico probes energy trader Vitol over false import documents

Mexico's government is investigating the world's largest independent energy trader Vitol over "irregularities" in the documenting of its refined oil products entering Mexico that could lead to criminal charges for tax evasion, the country's tax chief told Reuters. The probe...

Hillsong megachurch pastor Brian Houston charged with concealing child sexual abuse

Australian police have charged the founder of the Hillsong megachurch, Brian Houston, with concealing alleged child sexual abuse by his pastor father in the 1970s. Hillsong is an international megachurch founded in Australia that has exported its influence to major...

Malaysian ex-minister Syed Saddiq charged with two counts of money laundering

Former youth and sports minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has been charged with two counts of money laundering at the Sessions Court in Johor Baru, involving a total of RM100,000 (S$32,000). The 29-year-old, who is also Muar MP, pleaded...

South Korea reopen probe into alleged fraud case involving Bithumb

Police have reopened an investigation into an alleged fraud case involving a former chairman of the operator of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb, informed officials said Monday. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency has been probing Lee Jung-hoon, former chairman...

Chairman of Delhi-based realty firm Ambience Group arrested in money laundering case

Raj Singh Gehlot was arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by the central agency late on Wednesday, an ED official said on condition of anonymity Raj Singh Gehlot, chairman of Delhi-based realty firm Ambience...

Binance faces probe in India over money-laundering scheme involving betting apps

India’s anti-money laundering agency is examining if Binance Holdings Ltd. had a role to play in an ongoing investigation involving betting apps, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Binance executives for questioning and...

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