The suspects were charged with mafia association, drug trafficking, racketeering and illegal firearms possession. They are also accused of being part of a previously unknown ‘Ndrangheta cell from the village of San Leonardo di Cutro in Calabria.
#Mexico’s Finance Ministry announced on Monday that it had frozen the bank accounts of Emilio Lozoya Austin, the former head of the state-owned #oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), due to allegations of corruption.
After years of corruption allegations, Liviu Dragnea, the leader of #Romania’s the Social Democratic, was sentenced and jailed for three and a half years on Monday - only a day after Romanians voted for a ban on pardons for corrupt officials.
Bosnia’s top judicial official became embroiled in a corruption scandal on Thursday after a secretly-filmed video was released showing him allegedly taking bribes through a middleman.
Eight officers and one member of staff in Scotland Yard’s anti-corruption unit are under investigation for abusing their positions to affect ongoing investigations, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), a police watchdog.
A secretly-filmed video showing #Austria’s Vice Chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, discussing corrupt deals has thrown the government into turmoil and forced the #farright politician to resign on Saturday.
OCCRP regional editor and KRIK editor in chief Stevan Dojcinovic has been named one of the two recipients of the prestigious Knight International Journalism Award, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) announced on Tuesday.
Netanyahu was notified of his coming indictments by the #Israel's Attorney General in February, and went on to win re-election for the fifth time in April. If #Netanyahu is put on trial it would be a first for a sitting Israeli PM.
NEW: #Hungary’s ruling party paid over 150,000 euros to a well-connected Belgian politician for dubious research during a Council of Europe democracy probe.
Malaysian authorities have detained 123 Vietnamese fishermen in the first half of May in a campaign that Vietnamese press called Malaysia’s toughest move yet to curb illegal fishing.
A Ukrainian oligarch, Ihor Kolomoisky, who allegedly masterminded the theft of $5.5 billion from one of the country’s largest commercial lenders has returned to the country last week after years spent in exile in #Switzerland and #Israel.
A Canadian manufacturing giant allegedly paid millions of dollars of bribes to win a contract in Azerbaijan--and then obstructed a World Bank investigation into its wrongdoing, according to internal World Bank documents obtained by the Globe and Mail last week.
NEW: Today we’re publishing a new investigative package on the #TroikaLaundromat, the vast financial scheme we revealed in March that allowed Russian elites, including oligarchs, politicians, and criminals, to channel billions of dollars out of the country. From the company that set up the Laundromat’s infrastructure to the bank that hosted its accounts, we bring you new revelations on the billion-dollar system.
#Brazil’s former president Michel Temer surrendered himself to the country’s federal police for the second time on Thursday, after he was arrested and let go in March over his involvement in a massive corruption scandal that implicated top politicians across #LatinAmerica.
NEW INVESTIGATION: Rinat Akhmetov is already #Ukraine’s richest man. He’s also the biggest beneficiary of the country’s so-called “green tariffs” — gov’t subsidies for wind & solar energy projects that are putting growing pressure on the state energy provider. Ordinary citizens may end up paying the price.
NEW: A little-known South African investment firm with a link to the influential Gupta family of business tycoons used insider information to fleece one of the country’s state-owned pension funds.
A newly-published discussion paper on corruption in Papua New Guinea’s public sector found that low-level officials are often poorly informed about laws and regulations and are under intense pressure to grant favors to businesses, politicians and clan affiliates, contributing to existing patterns of corrupt behavior in the country.
Washington added more sanctions last week on Venezuela and two of its key allies, Nicaragua and Cuba, as the Trump administration ramps up its efforts to push Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro out of office.
Kyrgyz authorities removed on Friday the head of the institution charged with issuing passports, a day after reporters published an investigation into a fraudulent tender procedure that saw a Lithuanian company winning the bid although not meeting tender requirements.
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