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French prosecutors urge jail for tax-dodging ex-minister

Paris - French prosecutors on Tuesday asked a court to uphold the three-year, tax-fraud sentence of a former Socialist budget minister who stashed hundreds of thousands of euros in a Swiss bank account.

Kenya uses blockchain to tackle land fraud

Nairobi - In order to counter dubious land transactions, such as dual ownership, African-based startups are testing out blockchain technology in order to provide a more transparent and auditable process.

Suspected Austria bitcoin fraud sparks Europe-wide probe

Vienna - Authorities investigating a suspected bitcoin-related scam centred in Austria have asked Interpol to help determine whether there might be perpetrators - and victims - of the scheme across Europe.

Canada taxman signs Panama Papers search warrants

Ottawa - Canadian tax authorities raided locations in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver on Wednesday as part of a criminal investigation prompted by the Panama Papers leak.

Fake French terror victim arrested for claiming compensation

Paris - French police on Tuesday arrested a woman who claimed 25,000 euros in compensation after posing as a victim of the 2015 Paris terror attacks.

Retrial for tax-dodging French ex-minister

Paris - France's former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac faces a retrial starting Monday after he was handed a three-year jail sentence for tax fraud in one of the biggest scandals of Francois Hollande's presidency.

Interview: Secure shopping online made easy Special

Token is a mobile app that enables you to shop securely by disguising your payment details. To understand how this works, and the advantages for businesses and consumers, Digital Journal spoke with Zohar Steinberg.

Spain ruling party apologises over 'illegal financing'

Madrid - Spain's ruling party apologised to its voters Thursday after a former official claimed in court that it received "dirty money" for election campaigns in the eastern region of Valencia.

97 Taiwanese arrested in eastern Europe for telecom fraud

Taipei - Nearly one hundred Taiwanese suspected of running telephone scams have been arrested in Slovenia and Croatia, Taiwan said Thursday, the latest fraud bust involving the island's citizens.

Chinese investors detained after Ponzi protests

Bejing - Authorities in eastern China have detained 11 investors after protests erupted over the collapse of the country's latest Ponzi scheme, dubbed "money treasure online".

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli's lawyer convicted in fraud trial

New York - A former lawyer for "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has been found guilty of helping the disgraced executive and hedge fund manager commit fraud.

French court sets 40-mn-euro bail for Russia billionaire

Aix-en-provence - An appeal court in southern France ordered billionaire Russian businessman and senator Suleyman Kerimov to post bail of 40 million euros ($47 million) on Wednesday pending a tax fraud investigation.

40 mn euro bail demanded for Russian billionaire in France

Aix-en-provence - An appeal court in southern France ordered billionaire Russian businessman and senator Suleyman Kerimov to post bail of 40 million euros ($47 million) on Wednesday pending a tax fraud investigation.

Spain court orders ex-IMF head Rato to be tried for fraud

Madrid - A Spanish court on Friday ordered former IMF head Rodrigo Rato to stand trial for fraud over the failed 2011 listing of Bankia, a bank he led which later needed rescuing by the state.

Spain court orders ex-IMF head Rato to be tried for fraud

Madrid - A Spanish court on Friday ordered former IMF head Rodrigo Rato to stand trial for fraud over the failed 2011 listing of Bankia, a bank he led which later needed rescuing by the state.

Newly-elected politician in Sicily tax fraud arrest

Rome - The champagne corks had only just stopped popping in Sicily when one of the newly-elected councillors from Silvio Berlusconi's winning coalition was clapped in cuffs for tax evasion, Italy police said Wednesday.

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud during Ebola crisis

Geneva - The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6-million (5.2 million euros).

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud during Ebola crisis

Geneva - The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6-million (5.2 million euros).

Benin's 'chicken king' in fraud probe

Cotonou - Wealthy Benin businessman and failed presidential candidate Sebastien Ajavon is under investigation over an allegedly fraudulent export deal, a judicial source said on Monday.

Mining giant Rio Tinto, two ex-chiefs charged with fraud

Sydney - Rio Tinto and two former top executives were charged with fraud by US authorities Wednesday, accused of inflating the value of the company's Mozambique coal assets and failing to disclose mounting losses.

China cracks down on pyramid scams after deaths

Bejing - China's latest crackdown on pyramid schemes was prompted by three shocking deaths: one young man who was beaten, another who was found dead in a pond, a third left to die on a road.

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli jailed after Clinton threat

New York - Martin Shkreli was sent to jail on Wednesday after a US judge revoked the bail of the former pharmaceutical executive over a threat aimed at Hillary Clinton -- which he insists was a joke.

Jail terms for French carbon trading scammers

Paris - A top fraudster behind a tax scam in France using carbon emission rights was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday as authorities press ahead with prosecutions over the 1.6-billion-euro ($1.9-billion) scandal.

China jails 26 over $7.6 bn Ponzi scheme

Bejing - Two senior executives of a collapsed peer-to-peer lender were sentenced to life in prison and 24 others punished over what has been called China's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, state media reported Tuesday.

Dieselgate: timeline of a global scandal

Frankfurt Am Main - It's been nearly two years since Volkswagen admitted to cheating on diesel emissions tests, setting off a scandal that has spanned the globe and reverberated across the car industry.

Top Russian director accused of fraud put under house arrest

Moscow - Acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov was put under house arrest Wednesday after being charged with fraud in a case that has sent shockwaves through the arts community.

Top Russian director to appear in court on fraud charge

Moscow - Acclaimed Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov was due to appear before a judge Wednesday after being charged with fraud in a case that has sent shockwaves through the arts community.

S. Korea stem cell scandal official resigns

Seoul - A top South Korean technology official accused of covering up a notorious stem cell research fraud resigned Friday, a blow to new President Moon Jae-In.

Indian police fire couple for faking Everest climb

New Delhi - Two Indian police officers who falsely claimed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest last year have been sacked, authorities said Tuesday.

South Korea spy agency admits attempting to rig election

Seoul - South Korea's spy agency has admitted that it had engaged in a far-reaching attempt to manipulate voters as it sought to help conservatives win parliamentary and presidential elections.
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Another shopping trip with the wife.
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A screengrab from the website of Colin Fry. The dead can speak, but apparently they don't spell so good.
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Mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum is under arrest. Appelbaum is accused of corruption and fraud in municipal affairs, amounting to 14 charges in all
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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A new report shows yet more corruption and fraud in private contractor abuse with relation to the occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq, costing US taxpayers "tens of billions" of dollars.
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Knight and wife coming out of court on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to 19 counts of fraud, forgery and theft. Knight will be sentenced on November 7, 2014.
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A rather primitive looking phishing attempt. Do not respond, but move to spam folder.
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Knight being attended by wife, Helen. She wrote a letter to the local paper in South Wales saying her husband had a doctor's certificate attesting to his illness.
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Knight pretended to be a quadriplegic and subject to periods of being comatose for two years.
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File photo: Skating in Holland, Unknown author, Oil on canvas 31.8 x 46.4 cm. Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917; on loan to the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, since 1979. Signed: Jongkind, but likely to be a forgery.
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Knight was caught on CCTV shopping at various Tesco stores across the country.
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This advertisement claims you should "stock up on Sugar Detox Harmonized Water before you go on that #Halloween bender to help improve sugar regulation and #detox all those sweets!"
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U.S. financial institutions are issuing credit cards with EMV computer chips, which are widespread in other parts of the world. They promise to be more secure than traditional magnetic stripe cards.
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Official looking though this e-mail may appear, it is NOT from British Telecom.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.