The United States will turn over to Nigeria $23 million taken by former military ruler Sani Abacha, officials said at an event to sign the agreement on Tuesday. Nigeria has reached several agreements to return stolen cash in recent years. Abacha ruled Africa’s most populous nation and top oil exporter from 1993 until his death… Read More U.S. to return $23million loot linked to late Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha
An Argentine federal prosecutor requested a 12-year prison sentence on Monday for Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the country’s former president and current vice president, on corruption charges related to public works. Prosecutor Diego Luciani accused Fernandez de Kirchner, a still-influential voice for the left wing of the ruling Peronist party, of defrauding the state and… Read More Argentine prosecutor seeks twelve-year jail sentence for vice president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on corruption charges
Paraguay’s Attorney General’s office said on Tuesday it opened a criminal investigation into Vice President Hugo Velazquez, almost two weeks after the U.S. government accused him of having committed “significant” corruption. The Public Ministry said on Facebook that Attorney General Sandra Quinonez ordered the opening of a criminal case to investigate “the facts in relation… Read More Paraguayan prosecutor launches criminal probe into vice president Hugo Velazquez
A jury on Tuesday convicted two men accused of conspiring to trigger “a second American revolution” by kidnapping Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, handing the U.S. government a victory in its second attempt to prosecute the case. The verdict against Adam Fox, 39, and Barry Croft Jr., 46, comes about four months after a federal judge… Read More U.S. jury convicts two men of plot to abduct Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer
Canada has sanctioned 62 individuals and one defense sector entity over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement on Tuesday. The sanctioned individuals include high-ranking Russian government officials, their family members and senior officials of currently sanctioned defense sector entities, Trudeau said.
Twitter Inc misled federal regulators about its defenses against hackers and spam accounts, CNN and the Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing whistleblower disclosures by the social media company’s former security chief Peiter Zatko. In an 84-page complaint, Zatko, a famed hacker more widely known as “Mudge”, alleged Twitter falsely claimed it had a solid… Read More Former Twitter security chief Peiter ‘Mudge’ Zatko claims company misled regulators on bot accounts
Meta Platforms Inc reached a $37.5 million settlement of a lawsuit accusing the parent of Facebook of violating users’ privacy by tracking their movements through their smartphones without permission. A preliminary settlement of the proposed class action was filed on Monday in San Francisco federal court, and requires a judge’s approval. It resolved claims that… Read More Meta reaches $37.5million settlement deal in Facebook location tracking lawsuit
Malaysia’s top court ordered former prime minister Najib Razak to begin a 12-year prison sentence on Tuesday after upholding a guilty conviction on charges related to a multi-billion dollar graft scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). The court’s decision caps the stunning downfall of Najib, who until four years ago governed Malaysia with… Read More Malaysia’s top court upholds jail sentence of former PM Najib Razak in 1MDB graft case