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Former U.S Rep Corrine Brown gets early release due to coronavirus concerns

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, once a powerful Florida Democrat, has been released from federal prison over coronavirus concerns after serving just over two years of a five-year sentence for fraud and other crimes related to a purported charity for poor...

Owner of Betting exchange Matchbook fined $915,000 over anti-money laundering failures

The owner of Matchbook, a betting exchange operated by the Cork-based technology firm Xanadu Consultancy, has been fined £740,000 (€845,000) over "serious failings" with its approach to measures including stopping money laundering. Triplebet, a Guernsey-based firm which owns Matchbook's UK...

Qatari soccer executive Al-Khelaifi bid to recuse prosecutors in bribery case rejected by Swiss court

Qatari soccer and television executive Nasser al-Khelaifi failed in a request to have three prosecutors recused from a case against him in Switzerland that is part of a wider bribery investigation of FIFA. The Swiss federal criminal court published a ruling Wednesday...

France excludes companies registered in tax havens from COVID-19 funds

France follows the path of Denmark, by excluding from public aid the companies present in tax havens. The Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, announced this Thursday:  "It goes without saying that if a company has its tax headquarters or...

Former FBI agent arrested for collecting bribes

A former FBI man who served more than 20 years as a special agent was arrested by federal authorities Friday near his Lafayette home after authorities said he accepted bribes for information. Babak Broumand, 53, of Lafayette, is suspected of...

Hot Pockets heir seek home prison amid coronavirus scare

An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune who was sentenced to five months in prison in the college admissions bribery scheme asked a judge Wednesday to allow her to serve her punishment at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Lawyers for Michelle Janavs, who...

India: Former Jharkhand minister Anosh Ekka jailed for 7 years in money laundering case

Anosh Ekka, a former minister in the Jharkhand government, has been sentenced to jail for seven years of rigorous imprisonment by a court in Ranchi in connection with a money laundering case. The judgment was passed by Judge Anil Mishra,...

Iranian health ministry faces corruption allegation over COVID-19 test kits

London-based Iran International TV said on Wednesday that it has obtained a leaked document that reveals widespread corruption in the Iranian Health Ministry, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and two organizations under the control of the Iranian supreme...

U.S. launches insider trading probe in OPEC oil negotiation

The U.S. is investigating whether traders with inside information on Russia’s negotiations with other oil producing nations made hundreds of millions of dollars from illegal wagers on crude price swings, according to two people with direct knowledge of the...

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Gambino crime family members plead guilty to fraud, tax evasion and other crimes

A slew of admitted mobsters will now be trading their tony Westchester County digs for the bing. A Gambino captain...
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