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UK court rules to extradite Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya

London - A British court on Monday ruled Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya, the owner of Kingfisher beer and head of the Force India Formula One team, can be extradited to his homeland to face fraud charges.

Indian tycoon Mallya to find out extradition fate

London - Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya will appear in a London court on Monday to find out whether he will be extradited to his homeland, where he is accused of fraud.

EU court rejects Le Pen bid to halt expenses recovery

Apo - The top EU court on Wednesday rejected a bid by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen to halt the repayment of parliamentary expenses she used to pay a bodyguard.

Embattled Czech PM survives no-confidence vote

Prague - Embattled Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis survived a no-confidence vote on Friday called by opposition parties over allegations that he had tried to hinder a fraud probe into his past business dealings.

Danske Bank whistleblower says he raised alarm four times

Copenhagen - A whistleblower who uncovered a massive alleged money laundering scheme at Danske Bank's Estonian branch told a Danish parliamentary commission Monday that he had notified his superiors four times about suspicious transactions but no action was ever ta...

Former president alleges fraud in Madagascar vote

Antananarivo - Former Madagascan president Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Thursday alleged that "many voting irregularities" pointed to fraud in this week's election, heightening fears of protests and a disputed result.

Italy fines Apple, Samsung for slowing phones

Rome - Italy's competition authority on Wednesday said it was fining Apple and Samsung 10 and five million euros ($11.5 and $5.7 million) respectively for the so-called "planned obsolescence" of their smartphones.

Mass tax trickery cost Europe 55 bln euros: report

Frankfurt Am Main - Two closely-related tax schemes have helped banks and investors avoid tax or even syphon cash directly out of European treasuries totalling billions more than previously thought, an investigation by 19 media revealed Thursday.

Top Belgian football rocked by fraud, match-fixing probe

Apo - Police raids across Europe on Wednesday sent shockwaves through Belgium's top football league as prosecutors targeted the country's biggest clubs over alleged fraudulent transfers and match-fixing.

Top Greek court orders inquiry into handling of EU funds

Atenas - Greece's Supreme Court on Monday ordered an inquiry into the handling of European funds paid to Athens to help the country cope with the migration crisis of 2015-16.

Swiss bank UBS on trial in France over tax fraud claims

Paris - The Swiss banking giant UBS goes on trial in Paris on Monday to face accusations it orchestrated a huge tax fraud scheme for wealthy French clients, with potential fines of billions of euros.

Danske Bank says US probing money laundering claims

Copenhagen - Danske Bank said Thursday it was being investigated by the US Department of Justice over possible money laundering related to more than $200 billion transferred through the Danish lender's Estonian branch.

Liberian cash safely in govt coffers: central bank

Monrovia - Liberia's central bank said Wednesday that $100 million US has been safely deposited in the West African country's reserves, dismissing rampant rumours that container-loads of banknotes had disappeared.

Spain court confirms jail term for ex-IMF chief Rato

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's jail sentence of four years and six months for misusing funds in a case that sparked outrage when it was uncovered at the height of the country's economic crisis.

Volkswagen drops Audi chief accused of diesel fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German car giant Volkswagen said Tuesday it was removing Rupert Stadler, the chief executive of subsidiary Audi who has been jailed in an emissions fraud probe since June, from his post and the parent group's board.

Tesla stocks tumble after SEC accuses Elon Musk of fraud

Shares of Tesla nosedived 12 percent in early trading Friday morning as Wall Street absorbs the implications of a lawsuit the Securities and Exchange Commission filed Thursday against CEO Elon Musk for defrauding investors.

EU gives Britain two months to pay 2.7 bn euros over China fraud

Apo - The EU on Monday gave Britain two months to recover 2.7 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in lost customs duties or risk referral to the EU's top court after London allegedly ignored a scam by Chinese importers.

Italian League to pay fraud bill, slowly

Rome - Italy's far-right League on Tuesday reached an agreement with prosecutors in Genoa that would allow the party to pay back millions of euros in illegally obtained funds over many decades.

Failure of justice in 2008 crash eroded public trust: inquiry chief

Washington - Phil Angelides pointed the finger at some of the world's most powerful men -- leaders of an industry that crashed the global economy and drove untold millions into despair, unleashing the raw emotions now dominating American politics.

Insurers give Nepal ultimatum to end tourist rescue fraud

International insurance companies have set a September 1 deadline for Nepal to clamp down on fraudulent helicopter rescues of tourists or they will stop giving cover, industry sources say.

Two Trump lieutenants found guilty, president implicated

New York - Donald Trump stood accused of conspiring to commit campaign finance fraud and two of his closest aides faced jail time Tuesday, after court proceedings delivered a legal and political one-two punch to his embattled presidency.

Trump ex-lawyer Cohen pleads guilty — and implicates president

New York - Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's longtime lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts, including violations of campaign finance rules during the 2016 presidential race -- and implicated his former boss in the process.

Long-time Trump lawyer set to plead guilty, endangering president

New York - Donald Trump's longtime attack-dog lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was set to plead guilty to a ream of charges Tuesday, including fraud linked to the president's election campaign.

Ex-Trump lawyer investigated for $20 million bank fraud: report

Washington - Federal investigators are investigating whether President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen committed bank and tax fraud exceeding $20 million via loans obtained by the taxi medallion business he owns with his family, The New York Tim...

China deploys huge police force to prevent fraud protest

Bejing - Hundreds of police patrolled the streets of Beijing's financial district Monday as Chinese authorities thwarted a planned protest against money lost in risky peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms and a lack of government help.

Zimbabwe election result 'fraudulent, illegal, illegitimate': opposition chief

Harare - Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Friday lashed the results of the country's landmark presidential elections as "fraudulent" and "illegitimate" but signalled he would take the path of law to contest the outcome.

Indian tycoon Mallya makes assets 'offer' to Indian court

London - Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya said Tuesday he had made an "unconditional offer" to an Indian court in a bid to settle fraud charges, as he continues to fight extradition from Britain.

Iraq to try election officials over fraud: judiciary

Baghdad - Iraq will put on trial five election officials in connection with fraud, including vote buying, during the country's May legislative elections, a judicial official said on Saturday.

French fraud charges dropped against Russian billionaire Kerimov: lawyers

Nice - French authorities have dropped tax fraud charges against the Russian billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, who was accused of illegally using middlemen to buy luxury villas on the Cote d'Azur.

'Unnecessary rescues' soar in Nepal on profits from insurance payouts

Those - Tourists hiking in Nepal's Himalayan mountains are being pressured into costly helicopter evacuations at the first sight of trouble by guides linked to powerful brokers who are making a fortune on "unnecessary rescues", industry insiders say.
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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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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top 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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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.
A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - bottom part.
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