Authorities in Colombia have begun to seize assets linked to a fraud ring that embezzled over $1 billion from tax authorities, shining a light on the major criminal revenues generated by white collar financial crimes.
The Romanian parliament has exempted certain members of parliament and other high-ranking government figures from graft and corruption charges, drawing criticism from international organizations and embassies, reports HotNews.ro
The US court in Manhattan has accused 49 Russian diplomats and their spouses of fraudulently receiving a total of US$1.5 million in health care benefits designated for the poor and disabled, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit said Thursday that it had disrupted a botnet that has initiated fraudulent transactions on over 2 million computers. Miscrosoft worked with the FBI, Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, and tech industry partners.
Federal prosecutors said Monday that a United States grand jury has charged former Mexican governor Tomás Jesús Yarrington Ruvalcaba with money laundering, drug trafficking, and accepting bribes, InSight Crime reports.