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Man At Center of A Billion-Dollar Gold Racket Won’t Be Going Anywhere Before Trial

A businessman at the center of an alleged multibillion-dollar money-laundering operation involving gold smuggled from South America to Miami will remain in custody until his trial, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Read more

Vijay Mallya Could Fight Extradition on Political Grounds

LONDON: Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, is likely to challenge his extradition to India from the UK on the grounds that the charges against him are politically motivated, a legal expert said today. Read more

Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya Gets Arrested In London

NEW DELHI—British police have arrested Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya in London on behalf of authorities in India, where he is wanted on charges of money laundering and bank demands that he pay back more than a billion dollars in loans extended to his now-defunct airline. Read more

Fugitive Mexican Politician Wanted on Organised Crime Charges Held In Guatemala

A former Mexican governor accused of mishandling millions of dollars from programs for the poor was arrested Saturday in Guatemala, according to the Mexican attorney general’s office. Read more

Miami Man In Middle of Billion-Dollar Gold-Smuggling Case Fights For Release Before Trial

In mid-March Juan Granda was summoned from Colombia to Miami to attend a meeting with his employer, a precious metals refinery. Read more

Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor Tomás Yarrington Arrested In Italy

Italian authorities on Sunday captured a fugitive Mexican former governor charged with drug smuggling, bank fraud, racketeering and money laundering, are expected to extradite him to Mexico over the next few days. Read more

Goodluck Jonathan Scandal: Jonathan Must Have Gotten $200M Middleman Tells FBI

Former President Goodluck Jonathan probably received as much as $200 million to approve the controversial $1.3 billion sale of OPL 245 oil field, Italian prosecutors said in court documents. Read more

Ex-Nigerian Oil Minister Charged With Money Laundering

Nigeria’s federal high court has charged the country’s former oil minister, who served under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, with money laundering in connection with an alleged bribery scandal aimed to keep Jonathan in office. Read more

Feds Shut Down Bicycle Hotel & Casino For ‘Criminal Fraud’ Investigation

Federal agents served a search warrant at the Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens supposedly as part of a criminal fraud investigation, shutting it down April 4, reported CBSLA.com. Read more

Canadian Charged In U.S. Over Alleged Iran Export, Money Laundering Scheme

A Canadian man has been charged in the United States with conspiring to send equipment used to test missile systems to Iran. Read more