Since marrying one of the seven daughters of the president of Tajikistan, a young businessman has built an empire that stretches across the country. An OCCRP investigation show how unlimited political power leads to business success in one of Central Asia's poorest countries.
A former Hong Kong government official was found guilty on Wednesday (Dec 6) of US charges that he took part in a scheme to bribe officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for a Chinese energy company, according to a spokesman for federal prosecutors.
Kazakhstan, large in territory, but scarcely populated Central Asian republic, rarely gets attention in world news. The country is most known for vast oil fields and as the largest uranium exporter in the world.
On 13 August this year, Lyudmyla Kozlovska was deported from the EU. The authorities in Brussels had been alerted through the Schengen Information System (SIS) that the Ukrainian posed a danger to Polish national security, and therefore to the safety of the European Union as a whole.
United 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.
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.
Mishcon de Reya advised British Virgin Islands company owned by Zamira Hajiyeva
This 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.
Estate 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.
The 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
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