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EU Parliament calls for inquiry into €55 billion cum-ex tax fraud

Members of the European Parliament have called for an inquiry to examine various aspects of the cum-ex multi-billion euro tax fraud scheme, which has hit Germany and possibly several other European countries. The lawmakers want the probe to establish the ‘real actors’ behind the scam, whether there were breaches of… Read More

Self-styled “trader” jailed over British investment scam

A self-styled British trader, who conned financial experts and some of his closest friends out of millions of pounds in a nine-year investment scam, was sentenced by a London court to five years in jail on Thursday. Mark Starling, 57, pleaded guilty to fraud and operating a collective investment scheme… Read More

Ponzi scheme suspect paid $720K for prayers amid SEC probe

AP — An investment adviser charged with orchestrating a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme spent nearly three-quarters of a million dollars on prayers by Hindu priests in India to ward off a federal investigation and save her failing business, according to testimony at her trial this week. Using… Read More
7th December 2018
Like many top Chinese executives, Meng Wanzhou is a mysterious figure even in her home country, but the 46-year-old chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies had been widely tipped to one day take the helm of the tech giant her father founded. That was until her shock arrest in Canada… Read More
7th December 2018
The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) defended itself on Thursday against criticisms of “serious failings” after the collapse of a high-profile re-trial of former Tesco (TSCO.L) executives, insisting the prosecution had been in the public interest. New SFO director Lisa Osofsky has pledged to take on the “big guys” since… Read More
4th December 2018
Members of the European Parliament have called for an inquiry to examine various aspects of the cum-ex multi-billion euro tax fraud scheme, which has hit Germany and possibly several other European countries. The lawmakers want the probe to establish the ‘real actors’ behind the scam, whether there were breaches of… Read More
30th November 2018
A self-styled British trader, who conned financial experts and some of his closest friends out of millions of pounds in a nine-year investment scam, was sentenced by a London court to five years in jail on Thursday. Mark Starling, 57, pleaded guilty to fraud and operating a collective investment scheme… Read More
30th November 2018
AP — A New York City councilman is proposing legislation that would ban cash-free businesses. Democratic City Councilman Ritchie Torres, who represents parts of the Bronx, formally introduced the legislation Wednesday, which would force eateries and other retailers to accept cash alongside credit and electronic payments. Read More
21st November 2018
Tanzania’s central bank conducted a surprise inspection of foreign exchange bureaus in a crackdown on black market currency trading and money laundering, it said on Tuesday. Soldiers and other security forces took part in Monday’s operation in the northern town of Arusha, a tourism and gemstone trading hub, so different… Read More
20th November 2018
AP – Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who became one of the auto industry’s most powerful executives by engineering a turnaround at the Japanese manufacturer, was arrested Monday and will be fired for allegedly underreporting his income and misusing company funds, the automaker said. The scandal reverberated… Read More
9th November 2018
Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has named director Robyn Denholm as board chair, fulfilling a demand by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to strip the job from Elon Musk, the electric car maker’s wayward chief executive who has dragged the company through months of turbulence. The appointment was required as part… Read More
8th November 2018
AP — The Chinese government granted 18 trademarks to companies linked to President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump over the last two months, Chinese public records show, raising concerns about conflicts of interest in the White House. In October, China’s Trademark Office granted provisional approval for 16… Read More
8th November 2018
AP — German prosecutors say they have searched the Munich offices of investment firm BlackRock, which said it was cooperating in a probe of a tax scheme known as “cum-ex” transactions that has drawn the attention of law enforcers. Prosecutors in Cologne said Wednesday they… Read More
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Ex-wife of Russian billionaire secures first sliver of $572 mln divorce bill

The former British wife of a Russian billionaire, who was ordered to pay a 453 million pound divorce bill, has claimed the first sliver of the award after seizing and selling a helicopter, her advisers said on Thursday. Oil and gas tycoon Farkhad Akhmedov was ordered to pay around 40… Read More

EU agency: Cocaine dealers’ technology use complicates busts

AP — The European Union agency that monitors drug abuse says cocaine dealers are increasingly using social media and encrypted communications to do business, making it harder for authorities to crack down on the trade. The European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction agency… Read More