DEA Busts ‘Massive’ Hezbollah Drug, Money Laundering Scheme

U.S. and European authorities announced on Monday that they had busted a “massive” drug and money-laundering scheme being operated by the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah. Read more

Askhelon Mayor Arrested on Suspicion of Sex Offenses, Bribery and Fraud

Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of rape and taking bribes. Read more

Tel Aviv Court Convicts ‘Head of Israeli Mafia In New York’

The Tel Aviv District Court on Thursday issued a mixed verdict for Eitan Haya, often referred to as “head of the Israeli mafia in New York,” convicting him on several counts of extortion, money-laundering and other economic crimes, while acquitting him on others. Read more

How A Beach Paradise Became A Hub For Drugs, Money and Terror

Salman Rushdie’s book “The Satanic Verses” opens with the explosion of an airliner named Bostan, a Farsi word that refers to the Garden of Eden. Read more

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – Honduran Bank Banco Continental Run By Wealthiest Jewish Family Slated For Liquidation Remains Closed

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – A Honduran bank caught up in a U.S. money laundering investigation will remain closed until Wednesday and will eventually be liquidated, government officials said Monday. Read more

Powerful Honduran Businessman Indicted In US For Alleged Money Laundering For Drug Traffickers

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — One of Honduras’ most powerful businessmen and two of his family members have been indicted in the United States for allegedly laundering money for drug traffickers. Read more

Horndog CEO Benjamin Wey In $18M Sex Case Indicted For Money Laundering

The Wall Street CEO who was hit with a bombshell $18 million jury award in June for sexually harassing and then trashing online his pretty, young​ Swedish intern has been indicted on stock manipulation charges that netted him at least $20 million in illegal profits, new court papers ​state. Read more

Israel – Attorney General Investigates Gal Hirsch For Money Laundering

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein is examining information received by police regarding Brig. Gen. (Res.) Gal Hirsch, recently nominated as Israel police chief, and the possibility that Hirsch broke the law by engaging in money laundering. Read more

FBI, SEC Probe Trading of Carl Icahn, Billy Walters, Phil Mickelson

Golf superstar Phil Mickelson is facing a public relations nightmare after allegedly sending approximately $2.75 million to a jail-bound former handicapper who laundered money in an illegal sports gambling operation. Read more