British Virgin Islands Premier arrested in Miami on drug trafficking charges

U.S. 04/29/22, 16:48

According to the Miami Herald, the Premier of the British Virgin Islands and the port director were arrested in Miami on drug trafficking and money laundering charges on April 28. According to a DEA affidavit filed by U.S. Attorney Frederic Shadley, Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie and Port Director Oleanvine Pickering Maynard ...

Biden scandal: Hunter asked for $10 million from Chinese partner

China 12/16/20, 19:14

In one of Hunter Biden's many negotiations with companies linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the son of presidential candidate Joe Biden asked for $10 million from his Chinese partner, Ye Jianming. Ye was the president of the CEFC Chinese Energy Co. electricity consortium, the fourth largest in China, which ...

Delaware: US attorney office cites Hunter Biden for possible money laundering from China

U.S. 12/10/20, 10:11

After information about Hunter Biden's international business had circulated for years, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was notified of a federal investigation against him. The investigation alludes to suspicious financial activity that could include money laundering, from China and other countries, Fox News said Dec. 9.  The investigation appears ...

Honduras president, others targets of DEA investigation

New York 05/30/19, 18:08

U.S. federal court documents show Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández and some of his closest advisers were among the targets of a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation. A document filed by prosecutors on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York mentions Hernández as part of a group of individuals investigated by ...

Man accused of helping run ‘El Chapo’ cartel due in US court

U.S. 05/29/19, 21:39

A Mexican man accused of running a death squad for convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was due in a Texas courtroom on Wednesday to face a raft of charges.U.S. prosecutors announced Tuesday that Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo had been extradited to Texas on 2012 charges of conspiracy to ...

Obama-appointed judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

New York 05/22/19, 16:49

A New York judge refused Wednesday to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump, making it clear it wasn't a close call. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said in a ruling delivered from the bench that Trump and his company were "highly ...

EU police agency says operation smashed organized crime ring

Europe 05/22/19, 06:28

The European Union's police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering.Europol said Wednesday that more than 450 police and customs officers in Spain, the United Kingdom, Poland and ...

South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruption

World 05/20/19, 03:57

Former South African president Jacob Zuma is in court facing charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.Zuma, 77, appeared at the High Court in Pietermaritzburg in eastern KwaZulu-Natal province Monday on charges of receiving bribes when the government purchased arms in 1999.Zuma was South Africa's president from 2009 until 2018, ...

Indicted Georgia insurance commissioner suspends himself

U.S. 05/16/19, 14:33

Georgia's insurance commissioner says he will voluntarily suspend himself from office two days after being indicted on federal charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.A 38-count indictment accuses Jim Beck of orchestrating an elaborate invoicing scheme to steal more than $2 million from his former employer before being ...

Kemp calls for indicted insurance commissioner to resign

U.S. 05/15/19, 17:37

Gov. Brian Kemp is calling for the resignation of Georgia's insurance commissioner after he was indicted on federal charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering that stem from alleged crimes that preceded his election.Kemp, in a letter Wednesday, asked fellow Republican Jim Beck to resign, saying the indictment ...

Georgia insurance commissioner indicted on fraud charges

U.S. 05/14/19, 17:16

Georgia's insurance commissioner was indicted Tuesday on federal charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering that stem from alleged crimes that preceded his election.The 38-count indictment accuses Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Jim Beck, 57, of devising an elaborate fraudulent invoicing scheme to defraud his employer out of ...

US shuts down dark web marketplace; 2 Israelis charged

Tech 05/08/19, 15:40

A gateway to illegal marketplaces on the darknet has been shut down, the FBI announced Wednesday, and two of its alleged operators have been arrested and accused of making millions of dollars in kickbacks for their services.A grand jury in Pittsburgh returned indictments against the two Israelis on charges of ...

Ex-president Da Silva: Brazil governed by ‘crazy people’

America 04/26/19, 17:54

From the federal police headquarters where he is serving a sentence for corruption and money laundering, Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says the South American country is now being governed by a "bunch of crazy people."Da Silva, who governed Brazil from 2003 to 2010, said Brazilians should ...

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