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US$14 mil, 90kg gold, diamonds seized from Indian guru

Investigators raided 40 properties of 'godman' who started out as an insurance salesman.

Bangladesh MP hires 8 lookalikes for uni exams, gets booted

Proxy test takers were protected by lawmaker’s bodyguards.

Secret affair spurred US$45 mil fraud, says ex-Credit Suisse banker

Andrew Pearse is testifying on his role that enabled Mozambique to borrow billions for dubious projects.

Over 60% of fraud happen over mobile browsers and apps, says...

Cost of fraud for the retail, e-commerce and financial services in Malaysia is 3.57 times the lost transaction value.

4 of 21 lawyers wanted for fraud, embezzlement, questioned at Bukit...

Efforts to trace the others are ongoing.

Volkswagen faces first mammoth diesel lawsuit on home turf

Around 450,000 people have joined a first-of-its-kind grouped proceeding, introduced in 2015 after the 'dieselgate' emissions cheating scandal.

Russians set to rally to demand release of jailed protesters

It has been authorised by the Moscow mayor's office, meaning mass detentions by police are less likely to happen.

2 arrested in transfer fraud raids in Belgium, Monaco, London

A source confirms the agent arrested is Belgian Christophe Henrotay.

FBI-led crackdown on cyber scams nets 300 people including in Malaysia

‘Operation reWired’ broke up multiple groups running the so-called business email compromise (BEC) schemes by which they steal money being used in payments.

Man charged with cheating woman while posing as Istana Negara adviser

The Pahang man claimed trial to cheating a woman of RM100,000 by promising three-fold profit for her cash.

Bayern launch cup defence amid scandals in German football

German clubs kickoff the season in the Cup amid clubs facing scandals ranging from racism to identity fraud.

Epstein misappropriated ‘vast sums’ says fashion tycoon

Many wondered what Leslie Wexner saw in a young Jeffrey Epstein to give him control of his finances.

HSBC to pay nearly €300 mil to end Belgian probe

The allegations relate to a Swiss subsidiary of the British banking giant.

Swiss indict former German football officials over World Cup payment

The four men deny any wrongdoing.

Part 1: Beware these scams in Malaysia

Scams in Malaysia are exceptionally common and it takes just one slip to fall for it.

Chinese billionaire indicted in US$1.8 bil tariff evasion scheme

Liu Zhongtian, the former chairman of China Zhongwang Holdings, is accused of exporting huge amounts of aluminium disguised as pallets to avoid paying customs duties of up to 400%.

Capital One data breach affects 100 mil customers

Paige Thompson brags about her hack on the information sharing site GitHub.

PM’s name misused for Bitcoin scam, reports lodged

MACC and MCMC also asked to inviestigate fake personal email to GLC management seeking support for Mahathir's administration.

Ex-director on 50 more fraud charges involving umrah packages

Mohd Adam Mohd Ghazali, 31, who was charged in two courts, pleaded not guilty to all charges, which involve more than 30 victims.

US$117 billion Chinese wealth management firm claims it was scammed

The asset manager of Noah holdings faces mounting questions about whether it overlooked risks when steering clients into questionable high-yield investment products.

Gerard Pique handed €2.1 mil tax bill

Spain’s National Court rejected Gerard Pique’s appeal against the 2016 sentence.

Huawei CFO’s lawyers seek to withdraw extradition proceedings

Meng Wanzhou's lawyers claim her extradition is being sought for political purposes as opposed to legitimate law enforcement reasons.

Italian ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ arrested in Thailand for Clooney fraud

The couple is also wanted in Italy for multiple scams including selling fake Rolex watches online.

French home of ex-Nissan chief Ghosn searched in Versailles marriage probe

Police went to Ghosn’s home in the town of Etang-la-Ville as part of a preliminary investigation prompted by Renault earlier this year.

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