Brazil: Brazilian to surrender $190 mn in laundered money

A Brazilian foreign exchange dealer accused of masterminding a massive money-laundering scheme has agreed to surrender nearly $190 million in a plea bargain “unprecedented in scale,” prosecutors said Thursday. Dario Messer, known as the “Master Dollar-Dealer,” agreed to cooperate with the authorities in their ongoing investigation, whose targets also include

Malaysia: MACC arrests 3 over RM3 million bribes

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a former board member and two company directors in a bribery case involving logging projects worth more than RM27 million. The suspects, aged 39 to 73, were arrested after giving their statements at the MACC headquarters late yesterday afternoon. According to a source,

United States: Prosecutor asks 14 years for billionaire in bribery case

A federal prosecutor said Wednesday that a billionaire Durham businessman should spend 14 years in prison for trying to bribe North Carolina’s top insurance regulator with large political contributions. U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray laid out the prosecution’s sentencing recommendation against Greg Lindberg in a filing in federal court. Murray said

United States: US preparing sanctions against Hezbollah’s allies in Lebanon: Report

The United States government is preparing to impose anti-corruption sanctions against prominent Lebanese politicians and business figures in an attempt to weaken Hezbollah’s influence in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported. Since last week’s explosion at Beirut port killed at least 200 people and injured thousands more, Washington has accelerated efforts to blacklist Lebanese

United States: FBI arrests 7th person in Puerto Rico public corruption case

Federal agents on Wednesday arrested an accountant in a corruption investigation involving Puerto Rico’s former education secretary. FBI spokeswoman Limary Cruz identified the man as Aníbal Jover, who once was president of Puerto Rico’s Association of Certified Public Accountants. Cruz told The Associated Press that there’s a gag order in

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