March 09, 2021


US Charges Venezuelan Billionaire in $1 Billion Currency Fraud

raul gorrin belisarioUnited States federal prosecutors charged on Tuesday the owner of a Venezuelan news network with money laundering and bribery for his role in a billion-dollar currency exchange scheme to which a former Venezuelan official and a former owner of a bank in the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty.

Investigation: Obscure Scottish firm takes control of an entire Asian nation


Uzbek TV says billionaire Alisher Usmanov - once named as Britain's richest man - is helping to rebuild his country with huge investments. Yet a paper trail leads to a Scottish shell firm. Chief Reporter David Leask investigates.

Top law firm linked to subject of UK's first unexplained wealth order

zamirahajiyevaMishcon de Reya advised British Virgin Islands company owned by Zamira Hajiyeva

It is time for an International Anti-Corruption Court

statecaptureThis need is especially pertinent when it occurs in states in which the criminal justice administration is not up to the task of preventing, combating, investigating and prosecuting those involved in grand corruption.

Money-laundering crackdown on public schools and law firms

benwallaceEstate agents, high street solicitors and accountants who facilitate about £100bn of money-laundering in the UK but are failing to report suspicious activity face a crackdown under a government drive against economic crime.

Jewellery linked to £16m Harrods woman seized

jewellery compo againThe jewellery seized by officers: A diamond cluster and bar necklace, a magic Alhambra bracelet, a diamond Panthere pendant and a sapphire and ruby serpent pendantNCA
The 49 items of jewellery were seized by officers on Tuesday as part of a continuing investigation

The Unexplained Wealth Order legislation and London’s financial aristocracy

azeibarzhbankkorrZamira Hajiyeva, the wife of former Azerbaijani state banker Jahangir Hajiyev, is the first person to be investigated by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) under an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO).

Telia to Pay US$ 965 Million to Resolve Karimova Bribery Case

gulnarakarimovaNordic telecommunications firm Telia Company will pay the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Dutch and Swedish regulators US$ 965 million to resolve bribery allegations previously investigated by OCCRP in 2015.

UK Urges Private Schools to Help Crackdown on Money Laundering

poundsPrivate schools in the UK have been urged to make sure wealthy parents are not using laundered money to pay for their children’s education, The Financial Times reported.

New Study at Caltech Says Politicians’ Faces Can Reveal Corruption

PAKISTAN Nawaz Sharif1154okWant to know if a politician is corrupt? Look at his face.

Fugitive kleptocrat supports protest in Kazakhstan

Fugitive kleptocrat supports protest in Kazakhstan

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Jailed Kazakh Activist's Parole Request Rejected

Jailed Kazakh Activist's Parole Request Rejected

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Kazakh Activist Goes On Trial For Ties With Banned Opposition Group

Kazakh Activist Goes On Trial For Ties With Banned Opposition Group

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