Spanish court acquits 17 people charged with money laundering for Russian mafia
The Spanish National Court has acquitted 17 people accused of laundering money for the Russian mafia in Spain. Among the acquitted are the tax advisors, accountants and secretaries of Gennadios Petrov, Viktor Gabrilenkoz and Serguei Kouzmine, the leaders of the Tambovskaya-Malishevskaya mafia clans.
The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office requested sentences up to five years in prison...
October 19, 2018
Ukrainian wanted for corruption arrested in French Chateau
A "very prominent" Ukrainian man was arrested earlier this month in a 12th century chateau near Dijon, where he had been living “a very lavish lifestyle” since fleeing Ukraine where he is wanted for involvement in a “complex case of international fraud and money laundering,” Europol announced on Tuesday.
The operation carried out by the...
October 18, 2018
Zamira Hajiyeva case just tip of the iceberg when it comes to UK money laundering
Zamira Hajiyeva is the wife of a former Azerbaijan banker who, in 2016, was convicted of fraud and corruption. He was chairman of the Azerbaijan International Bank, a state-owned banking company, and resigned in 2015 for health reasons. The following year Hajiyev was sentenced to 15 years in prison for embezzlement and fraud. It...
A 44-year-old woman has become the fourth person to be charged with the murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, who investigated links between the Calabrian mafia and Slovak politicians,... read more →
The chairman of Chelsea football club, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, withdrew an application for a residence permit in Switzerland, after the federal police decided that his long-term presence could be... read more →
The Romanian prosecutor's office on Friday announced that it has filed a lawsuit against leading gendarmerie leaders following "unjustified violence" during the crackdown on an anti-government demonstration that left more... read more →
Almost seven months after the murder of an investigative journalist in Slovakia, an EU delegation has expressed concern about the state of law in the country. Five EU parliamentarians were... read more →
Montenegrin investigative journalist Jovo Martinovic, who spent nearly 15 months in detention for investigating trafficking and corruption Montenegro, has won the 2018 Peter Mackler Award for journalistic courage and ethics.... read more →
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