Georgian Journalist Nika Gvaramia Jailed

Fourth EstateNika Gvaramia, Director General of Rustavi 2 - OSCE Parliamentary Assembly from Copenhagen, Denmark

Renowned journalist Nika Gvaramia was sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison by the Tbilisi City Court in Georgia on charges of corruption. Gvramia was found guilty of abuse of power as the Director-General of Georgian television channel …

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Long Lost Picasso Painting Spotted in Marcos Residence Valuated at $153m

Fourth EstateFemme Couche VI (Reclining Woman VI) on the wall in the Marcos residence in 2019

A former chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Governance reacted to photos showing a missing Pablo Picasso painting in the living room of former first lady Imelda Marcos on Friday. The PCGG has supposedly already seized the Femme Couche …

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Media Watchdog Asks Oman To Release Journalist Mukhtar al-Hanai

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday asked Omani authorities to immediately release journalist Mukhtar Al-Hanai after police arrested him for covering a news article on embezzlement cases. CPJ in a statement called on the Omani government …

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Le Pen Denies Misuse of EU Funds

Marine Le Pen has dismissed allegations that she misused hundreds of thousands of euros in EU funds on Monday, with less than a week left before the final round of the French presidential election. “These dirty tricks from the European …

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EU Mulls Retrieving Le Pen’s Misappropriated Funds

Fourth EstateMarine Le Pen - Kremlin

The European Union sought to retrieve the alleged misappropriated public funds of Marine Le Pen while she was a member of the European Parliament (MEP) between 2004 and 2017. OLAF’s 116-paged report, sent to French courts on March 11, recommended …

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Former Swiss Banker Jailed After Putting Strip Clubs on Expenses

Fourth EstateFrmer CEO of Raiffeisen Switzerland, Pierin Vincenz

The Zurich court had sentenced a former head of a Swiss bank to nearly four years in prison on Wednesday for charges including fraud after he claimed more than 200,000 Swiss francs to cover his visits to strip clubs. Pierin …

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Bulgarian Ex-Prime Minister Boyko Borissov Detained for EU Fund Misuse

Bulgaria’s former prime minister and leader of the opposition GERB party, Boyko Borissov, was detained by police late Thursday as part of an operation linked to probes by the EU Public Prosecutor’s Office. European Chief Prosecutor Laura Koevesi, who ended …

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Economic Challenges Will Leave No Media Outlet Active In Afghanistan In Next 6-Month: Watchdog Warns

Afghanistan Journalists and Media Organizations Federation (AJMOF) has voiced its deep concern over economic challenges of the media outlets in Afghanistan, warning no media will remain active within six months if their economic challenges remain unresolved. The federation called on …

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Fusion Hotel Founder Arrested for Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Fusion Hotel Management, LLC, Fusion Hospitality Corporation, and the company’s founder, Denny T. Bhakta in connection with an alleged $15 Million Ponzi Scheme. Denny Bhakta allegedly solicited investments for Fusion Hotel Management, …

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Fusion Hotel Founder Arrested for Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Fusion Hotel Management, LLC, Fusion Hospitality Corporation, and the company’s founder, Denny T. Bhakta in connection with an alleged $15 Million Ponzi Scheme. Denny Bhakta allegedly solicited investments for Fusion Hotel Management, …

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