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 ...

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 ...

South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma in court for corruption

Africa 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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Former Barcelona president acquitted of money laundering

Soccer 04/24/19, 06:54

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been acquitted of money laundering charges after spending nearly two years in prison.Court officials in Madrid said Wednesday there was not enough evidence for a guilty verdict on charges related to the sale of ...

Peruvian judge orders jail for former president Kuczynski

America 04/19/19, 16:15

A Peruvian judge has ordered that former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski be jailed for up to three years as authorities investigate his alleged involvement in a corruption case.The order announced Friday against Kuczynski, which is designed to prevent him from ...

Accused test taker in college scandal set to plead guilty

Sports 04/12/19, 12:21

A Florida prep school administrator is set to plead guilty to taking entrance exams for students in a nationwide college admissions bribery scheme.Mark Riddell is due to enter guilty pleas Friday afternoon to one count each of conspiracy to commit ...

Ex-US Congressman’s Russian bank stripped of license

Europe 04/05/19, 06:33

A small Russian bank owned by former U.S. congressman Charles Taylor was stripped of its license Friday after allegedly breaking anti-money laundering rules.Russia's central bank said that Commercial Bank of Ivanovo committed "numerous" breaches of anti-money laundering regulations — including ...

Another ex-aide to former Texas congressman gets prison term

U.S. 04/02/19, 14:31

Another ex-aide to disgraced former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman must follow his boss to prison over a scam to spend charitable donations on personal and campaign costs.Federal prosecutors in Houston say Jason Posey of Tupelo, Mississippi, was sentenced Tuesday to ...

Appeals court upholds vacating some convictions of ex-judge

U.S. 03/31/19, 23:09

A federal appeals court upheld a ruling throwing out convictions on some charges for a former northeastern Pennsylvania judge in what prosecutors said were juveniles wrongly sent to detention center. The three-member 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel agreed Friday ...

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