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U.S. sanctions Ukrainian tycoon Ihor Kolomoisky over money laundering allegations

The State Department sanctioned one of Ukraine’s most powerful tycoons, Ihor Kolomoisky, as U.S. authorities also pursue a civil case alleging he stole billions of dollars from a Ukrainian bank he once owned and laundered the funds into the...

Former Bay Springs Clerk sentenced to prison for money laundering, tax fraud

The former City Clerk of Bay Springs was ordered to serve four years in federal prison and pay almost a half-million dollars in restitution after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Hattiesburg to money laundering and tax fraud. Randy...

Pennsylvania doctor admits to bribery in genetic testing case

A Pennsylvania doctor today admitted participating in two conspiracies to receive bribes and kickbacks in exchange for ordering genetic tests, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Lee Besen, 65, of Waverly, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District...

Myanmar military attempted to empty $1 billion held at New York fed account

Myanmar's military rulers attempted to move about $1 billion held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York days after seizing power on Feb. 1, prompting U.S. officials to put a freeze on the funds, according to three people...

Anti-virus creator John McAfee charged with securities fraud

John McAfee has been charged with securities fraud over a “pump and dump” cryptocurrency scheme. Federal prosecutors unsealed a case against McAfee and his executive advisor and bodyguard Jimmy Gale Watson Jr., claiming the pair earned nearly $2 million by urging Twitter followers...

Police probes husband of Malaysian central bank’s former governor over 1MDB corruption

Malaysian police said on Wednesday it was investigating the husband of the country’s former central bank head for allegedly receiving funds linked to 1MDB, a state fund at the centre of a massive corruption scandal. Malaysian and U.S authorities have...

Malaysia fines Deloitte $80m over 1MDB corruption scandal

Deloitte PLT agreed to a 324-million ringgit ($80 million) settlement with the Malaysian government to resolve all claims related to the firm’s audit of 1MDB and its former unit SRC International between 2011-2014. The payout is the largest 1MDB-related settlement by...

Homeland Security agent arrested for accepting $122,000 in bribes from organized crime

A former agent in the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security was arrested Tuesday on charges he took at least $122,000 in bribes from an organized crime figure in return for help evading authorities. Felix Cisneros Jr., 46, used his access...

Former Russian Mayor convicted for corruption faces new bribery case

A new criminal case over bribery was launched against ex-Mayor of Russia’s Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Vitaly Ivanenko, who had been earlier sentenced to 5.5 years in penal colony for graft, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports Wednesday. According to investigators, from May...

Arrest warrant issued against Mexico’s former state governor, his daughter in money laundering case

A federal judge in Mexico has ordered the arrest of a former governor of the state of Nayarit over money laundering charges. The daughter of former Nayarit Governor Roberto Sandoval Castaneda was also included in the arrest order. Mexico's Attorney...

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