Money laundering

July 19, 2018 - 7:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin prosecutors say they have provisionally confiscated 77 properties in the German capital that were linked to a suspected organized crime clan during a money-laundering investigation. Prosecutors said the raids, which were carried out last Friday, were part of an investigation...
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July 16, 2018 - 5:11 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A former official at a state-run electric company in Caracas, Venezuela, has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy relating to an alleged multibillion-dollar graft scheme in the Venezuelan oil industry. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston announced that Luis Carlos de Leon-...
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This Friday, July 13, 2018 photo shows pay phones in front of a Gulf gas station on Hillcroft Street in Houston. A Houston-area man must serve 18 months in federal prison and repay $2.4 million for what prosecutors call a pay phone scam since 2005. David Grudzinski of Friendswood was sentenced Friday in Houston. Investigators say Grudzinski owned about 450 pay phones in the Houston area. Grudzinski acknowledged a scheme to unlawfully obtain payments from the owners of toll-free numbers for calls to his pay phones. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 14, 2018 - 2:52 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man must serve 18 months in federal prison and repay $2.4 million for what prosecutors call a pay phone scam since 2005. David Grudzinski of Friendswood was sentenced Friday in Houston. The 61-year-old Grudzinski in April pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud, plus...
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July 13, 2018 - 11:13 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian prosecutors have filed corruption and money laundering charges against Paul Bragg, the former chief executive officer of Houston-based offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling Federal prosecutors said in a Thursday night statement that Bragg was involved in the...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2013, file photo, Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom speaks during the Intelligence and Security select committee hearing at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand’s Court of Appeal on Thursday, July 5, 2018, upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible to be handed over to U.S. authorities. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP, File)
July 05, 2018 - 3:54 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand's Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2011 file picture the Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland is photographed. Shares in commodities trading company Glencore have plunged after it was ordered to hand over documents and records to the U.S. Department of Justice as part of an investigation into possible corruption and money laundering. The company, which is based in Baar, Switzerland, said Tuesday, July 3, 2018 the requested documents relate to its business in Nigeria, Congo and Venezuela from 2007 onwards. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP, file)
July 03, 2018 - 10:38 am
GENEVA (AP) — Shares in commodities giant Glencore plunged Tuesday after the company was ordered to hand over documents to the U.S. Department of Justice for a check on its compliance with corruption and money laundering rules. The company, which is based in Baar, Switzerland, said Tuesday the...
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July 03, 2018 - 6:57 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ New Orleans trumpet player Irvin Mayfield has pleaded not guilty to the latest version of a federal indictment accusing him of fraud and money laundering. WWL-TV reports Mayfield entered the plea Monday, as did co-defendant Ronald Markham, a pianist who is Mayfield's business and...
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In this photo taken Thursday, May 24, 2018, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, speaks to media as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 03, 2018 - 6:55 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, officials said. A government task force probing alleged theft and money...
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Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at Finance Ministry in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, June 29, 2018. Lim said the government will sell much of the huge stash of jewelry and luxury goods, including diamond necklaces, tiaras and designer handbags, seized in a money-laundering probe of former leader Najib Razak. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 29, 2018 - 2:38 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government will sell much of the huge stash of jewelry and luxury goods, including diamond necklaces, tiaras and designer handbags that were seized in a money-laundering probe of former leader Najib Razak, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told The Associated Press...
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Malaysia's commercial crime investigations chief Amar Singh shows a picture of jewelry during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Malaysian police say the total value of cash, jewelry and hundreds of watches and handbags seized from properties linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak in a money-laundering investigation amounted to $273 million. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 27, 2018 - 2:05 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The total value of cash, jewelry and hundreds of watches and handbags seized from properties linked to former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in a money-laundering investigation amounted to at least $273 million, police said Wednesday, calling the haul "the...
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