U.S. authorities arrest senior manager of Russia’s Novatek gas company on tax fraud charges

Mark Gyetvay, a deputy head of Russian natural gas producer Novatek, has been arrested in the United States on tax charges related to $93 million hidden in offshore accounts, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. It said a federal grand jury in Fort Myers, Florida, returned an indictment on Wednesday charging Gyetvay, a Florida… Read More U.S. authorities arrest senior manager of Russia’s Novatek gas company on tax fraud charges

UK police arrest suspect in connection with murder of female teacher Sabina Nessa

British police said on Thursday they had arrested a suspect in the hunt for the murderer of a teacher who was killed in a London park as she made a five-minute walk from her home to meet a friend at a pub. Sabina Nessa, 28, left her home in south London just before 8:30 p.m.… Read More UK police arrest suspect in connection with murder of female teacher Sabina Nessa

Mexico files U.S. lawsuit against former security minister Genaro Garcia Luna

Mexico has launched a lawsuit in Miami, Florida against former security chief Genaro Garcia Luna and a network of companies run by him and his associates, hoping to recover illegally obtained assets, Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) said on Tuesday. Ex-Security Minister Garcia Luna pled not guilty last year to U.S. charges involving a multimillion-dollar… Read More Mexico files U.S. lawsuit against former security minister Genaro Garcia Luna

Northern Irish police arrest two more in connection with murder of journalist Lyra McKee

Northern Irish police on Wednesday arresed two more men in relation to the 2019 killing of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry, whose death caused outrage in the British-run province. The men, aged 24 and 29, were arrested under the Terrorism Act by officers investigating McKee’s murder, police said. The New IRA, one of a small… Read More Northern Irish police arrest two more in connection with murder of journalist Lyra McKee

Shots fired at vehicle carrying Ukrainian presidential aide in assassination attempt

A volley of shots was fired at a car carrying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s principal aide on Wednesday in what a senior official called an assassination attempt. More than 10 bullets hit the car near the village of Lesnyky, around 5 km (3 miles) outside the capital Kyiv, wounding the driver, a police statement said.… Read More Shots fired at vehicle carrying Ukrainian presidential aide in assassination attempt

South African court resumes trial of former President Jacob Zuma

A South African court on Tuesday resumed a trial that has dragged out for years over a $2 billion arms deal involving ex-president Jacob Zuma, whose legal team was expected to make a plea to remove the prosecutor. The trial over the 1990s deal was meant to start in May, after being been repeatedly stalled… Read More South African court resumes trial of former President Jacob Zuma

Spanish, Italian police arrest dozens in mafia sting operation

Spanish and Italian police said on Monday they had arrested 106 people for belonging to a gang that allegedly laundered money for mafia groups and made millions of euros through online scams. Most of the suspected members were Italian nationals and the majority of the arrests took place on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife,… Read More Spanish, Italian police arrest dozens in mafia sting operation

Rwandan court convicts ‘Hotel Rwanda’ movie hero Paul Rusesabagina on terrorism charges

A Rwandan court on Monday found Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, guilty of being part of a group responsible for terrorist attacks. “They should be found guilty for being part of this terror group – MRCD-FLN,” judge Beatrice Mukamurenzi said of 20… Read More Rwandan court convicts ‘Hotel Rwanda’ movie hero Paul Rusesabagina on terrorism charges