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Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

Frankfurt Am Main - German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.

Theranos founder and former CEO indicted on criminal charges

In not-so-small startup news today, Elizabeth Holmes — the founder and former CEO of Theranos — has been indicted on criminal charges by a federal grand jury.

Indian billionaire jeweller seeks asylum in Britain: report

Mumbai - Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted over an alleged massive bank fraud, has fled to Britain where he is seeking asylum, according to a report Monday.

London fire service probed over Grenfell tragedy

London - British police on Thursday said they were investigating London's fire service over their order for residents to "stay put" during the Grenfell Tower inferno that killed 71 people last year.

Leading Muslim fashion designer jailed in Indonesia fraud

Jakarta - An Indonesian fashion designer who shot to global fame with her Muslim-themed collection was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for a multi-million dollar fraud and money-laundering.

French court upholds ex-minister's fraud conviction, but no jail

Paris - A French appeals court on Tuesday upheld a tax fraud conviction against former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, whose hidden overseas accounts became one of the most embarrassing episodes of Francois Hollande's Socialist presidency.

VW 'contests' report boss knew of diesel cheating risk

Frankfurt Am Main - German carmaker Volkswagen rejected Sunday a report that chief executive Herbert Diess knew of the financial risks from the firm's massive diesel cheating earlier than he has so far acknowledged.

From dead voters to blackouts: Malaysia braces for 'filthy' poll

Kuala Lumpur - "Phantom" voters, electoral roll tampering, mysterious power blackouts during recounts -- Malaysian activists are gearing up to battle widespread cheating at what they fear will be the dirtiest election in the country's history.

Indonesian court orders release of 1MDB-linked luxury yacht

Jakarta - A luxury yacht linked to allegations that $4.5 billion was looted from Malaysia's state investment fund 1MDB must be returned to its wealthy owner, an Indonesian court ruled Tuesday, citing missteps by police in seizing the vessel.

Fake French terror attacks victim handed four-year prison term

Cr - A woman who claimed 25,000 euros in compensation after posing as a victim of the 2015 Paris terror attacks was sentenced Thursday to four and a half years in prison.

'Panama Papers' law firm shuts down operations

Panama - The law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" global tax evasion scandal that brought down two world leaders announced Wednesday it would shut down operations, citing negative press and what it called unwarranted action by authorities.

EU demands Britain pay 2.7 bn euros over China customs fraud

Apo - The European Union launched legal action against Britain on Thursday to recover 2.7 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in lost customs duties after London allegedly ignored a scam by Chinese importers.

Indonesia hands over 1MDB-linked luxury yacht to FBI: police

Jakarta - A luxury yacht linked to allegations that $4.5 billion was looted from Malaysia's state investment fund 1MDB is being handed over to the FBI, which is probing the scandal, Indonesian police said Thursday.

It's tax time, and no one is safe from fraudsters and their scams

Phone scams are nothing new, and they usually focus on the elderly, but during tax season in the U.S. and Canada, the number of scams rises dramatically, and fraudsters are using the latest available technology in an attempt to get your money.

French baker wins fight over fake Facebook page

Lyon - A French baker won his day in court against Facebook on Tuesday after a user created a fake page about his bakery.

Former aide denied bail in Netanyahu fraud inquiry: police

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Monday extended the remands of a former aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a top businessman, both linked to cases of suspected fraud against the premier, police said.

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.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
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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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A rather primitive looking phishing attempt. Do not respond, but move to spam folder.
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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 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 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 was caught on CCTV shopping at various Tesco stores across the country.
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Official looking though this e-mail may appear, it is NOT from British Telecom.
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Knight pretended to be a quadriplegic and subject to periods of being comatose for two years.
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A screengrab of an e-mail from Robin Dyer of the Bermuda Police - top part.
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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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The mugshot of Martha Nicholas.
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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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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 - bottom part.