Millions of documents leaked from a corporate services firm with a posh London address are helping journalists unmask owners of secret offshore companies and the alleged criminal activities of some of those owners.… Continue Reading
Apple, Inc. agreed Monday to pay $467,000 to settle violations of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations after its screening tool failed to detect a sanctioned company and its owner.… Continue Reading
The World Bank debarred a Slovenia-based infrastructure services firm Wednesday for making corrupt payments in connection with a project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Flycom d.o.o. was debarred for 18 months after it engaged in “corrupt practices under the Southern Africa Power Market Project,” the World Bank said.… Continue Reading
Since the start of the Ukraine crisis, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has called on NATO countries to increase defense spending. Poland has announced plans to accelerate a major military modernization program.… Continue Reading
Vanessa Mae — the classical violinist who won cross-over pop stardom — has been banned for four years by the International Ski Federation for competing in races rigged to help her qualify for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.… Continue Reading
The ex-prime minister of Slovenia began serving a two-year prison sentence Friday for taking bribes in an arms deal with a Finnish company.
Janez Jansa and two others were convicted last year of accepting about $2.7 million in bribes while in office to help the Finnish firm Patria win a 2006 contract worth $378 million for 135 armored personnel carriers.… Continue Reading
Finland: Six employees of Finnish firm Patria charged with bribery, espionage
Six employees of Finnish defense group Patria were charged December 18 with bribery and corporate espionage in connection with a Slovenian defense contract for armored vehicles, Finnish prosecutors said.… Continue Reading