LaFarge Indicted for “Complicity in Crimes Against Humanity”

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The Paris Court of Appeals announced that it has indicted cement manufacturer Lafarge for “complicity in crimes against humanity” after it allegedly paid several million euros to terrorist groups in 2013 and 2014 to continue operations in Syria. Last November …

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International Arrest Warrant Issued for Carlos Ghosn

Fourth EstateCarlos Ghosn speaking at the 2013 meetig of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, - Remy Steinegger

French authorities have issued an international arrest warrant for former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn and four others over  “misuse of corporate assets and money laundering.” Ghosn was first arrested on charges of financial misconduct in 2018, for allegedly under-reporting his …

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Bahrain Intensifies Efforts against Financial Crime, Money Laundering

Fourth EstateBahrain’s Public Prosecutor Dr. Ali bin Fadhl Al Bouainain

Authorities in Bahrain said that they have made “significant progress” in combating money laundering and terror financing crime, and pledged to take robust actions against financial criminals that pose threat to the security and economic stability. Bahrain’s Public Prosecutor Dr. …

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Jury Convicts Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes on Four Counts of Fraud

A jury convicted Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes on four counts of fraud and acquitted her on four others on Jan. 3. After 45 hours of deliberation, the jurors found Holmes guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud …

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Oil Companies Charged with Criminal Negligence California County Spill

A federal grand jury has charged Amplify Energy Corp. and two subsidiary firms, Beta Operating Co. and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Co. with negligence for causing the San Pedro Bay Pipeline Oil Spill in Orange County. The companies reportedly failed …

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Oil Companies Charged with Criminal Negligence California County Spill

A federal grand jury has charged Amplify Energy Corp. and two subsidiary firms, Beta Operating Co. and San Pedro Bay Pipeline Co. with negligence for causing the San Pedro Bay Pipeline Oil Spill in Orange County. The companies reportedly failed …

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Peruvian Health Workers Arrested for Charging COVID-19 Patients $21,000 per Bed

Police in Peru have arrested nine people allegedly charging Covid-19 patients for hospital beds at a state-run hospital, on Wednesday.  Prosecutor Reynaldo Abia said authorities have also arrested the administrators of Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen public hospital in Lima in a …

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EU Fines Volkswagen & BMW $1B in Emissions Conspiracy

The European Union has fined German automakers Volkswagen and BMW $1 billion for colluding to curb the use of emissions cleaning technology they had developed. According to the EU’s executive commission, Audi, Porsche, and Daimler were also implicated in the …

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Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg Surrenders to Prosecutors ahead of Criminal Charges

Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg has to surrender to the Manhattan district attorney’s office early Thursday. Weisselberg and the Trump Organization brace themselves to face criminal charges filed against them in connection with an alleged tax crime. According …

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