17th September 2018
Pope Francis appealed to Sicily’s Mafia on Saturday to abandon a life of crime and violence, saying the island needed “men and women of love, not men and women ‘of honour,’” using the term mobsters apply to themselves. Francis, in the Sicilian capital, said organised crime members – many of… Read More
1st June 2018
AP — Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League succeeded Thursday in forming western Europe’s first populist government, which will be headed by a political novice whose first try was rejected four days earlier as too risky for the Italian economy. What changed was the willingness of 5-Star… Read More
17th April 2018
The European Union failed to agree new sanctions against Iran on Monday amid Italy’s opposition and fears that punishing Tehran for its missile program and regional role would not stop U.S. President Donald Trump from abandoning a separate nuclear deal. Speaking on the sidelines of EU foreign ministers’ discussions in… Read More
2nd April 2018
Police have arrested members of a criminal gang who stole details of customers at two major banks through phishing scams, netting almost EUR 1 million. The group is also suspected of money laundering, drug and human trafficking. The arrests of the 20 individuals was conducted by law enforcement agencies in… Read More
12th March 2018
Uruguay has agreed to extradite a notorious drug trader known as the “cocaine king of Milan” back to Italy. Rocco Morabito was arrested last year in the Uruguayan resort town of Punta del Este, where he had been living under a false identity for about a decade. The suspected head… Read More
27th February 2018
  AP – Italian organized crime figures may have been involved in the shooting death of an investigative journalist in Slovakia, a Canadian reporter said Tuesday as the country’s newspapers printed black-and-white front pages to honor the slain journalist. Read More
19th January 2018
Italy ordered the arrest of 33 people on Thursday on suspicion of running a Chinese mafia group involved in gambling, prostitution and drugs, and which dominated the transport of Chinese goods across Europe. The group’s base was in Prato, near Florence, a hub for the textile industry where many… Read More
17th January 2018
AC Milan president Li Yonghong has blasted Italian media reports claiming Italian prosecutors had opened an investigation into whether the deal to sell the club last year was inflated for money-laundering purposes. Yonghong also threatened legal action against Italian dailies La Stampa and Il Secolo XIX, the two papers that… Read More
9th January 2018
German and Italian police have detained scores of people with alleged ties to the ‘Ndrangheta mafia. The suspects formed part of a transnational network involving bakeries, funeral services and vineyards, police said. Authorities in Germany and Italy busted a ‘Ndrangheta mafia clan on Tuesday, detaining scores of suspects and seizing… Read More
26th December 2017
Horse racing has been suspended at the Palermo racetrack after Italian police investigating mafia activity discovered illegal gambling and evidence that Cosa Nostra bosses were rigging races. The order, from the head of the Palermo prefecture, Antonella De Miro, followed the arrests earlier in December of 25 people linked to… Read More
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Germany: Santander bank caught up in major tax evasion investigation

Prosecutors in Germany have launched a probe into the role Spanish bank Santander may have played in a widespread tax fraud scheme. The probe, which has seen the authorities examine the role of other banks, looks at allegations that Santander executed trades that facilitated ‘severe tax evasion’ between 2007 and… Read More

Denmark investigates Nordea Bank over money laundering allegation

Denmark’s state prosecutor has launched a probe into a complaint that Nordea Bank facilitated money laundering. The Danish State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime declined to name the firm that made the allegations, but said in a tweet: “We can confirm that we have received a report… Read More