Russia places top billionaire under house arrest, alleges money-laundering

Sep 17, 2014

Russia places top billionaire under house arrest, alleges money-laundering

Russian authorities said Tuesday they had placed a top billionaire, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, under house arrest, accusing him of money-laundering. With a fortune of $9 billion (€7 billion), Yevtushenkov, the 65-year-old head of Russian holding company AFK Sistema, is Russia’s 15th-richest man, according to Forbes ...

Sep 12, 2014

Suspected French jihad recruiter arrested in Paris

French authorities have arrested a man suspected of being one of the top recruiters of young jihadis for the civil war in Syria, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, describing him as “a particularly dangerous individual.” Mourad Fares, 30, was arrested Wednesday night at Paris’ ...

Russian tourist charged in Brooklyn Bridge climb

Aug 26, 2014

Russian tourist charged in Brooklyn Bridge climb

A Russian tourist climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures for fun in the landmark’s second security breach in a month, authorities said Monday. Yaroslav Kolchin was charged with reckless endangerment, trespassing and disorderly conduct. Police said they spotted the ...

Former Kanagawa assemblyman arrested for possession of stimulants

Jul 17, 2014

Former Kanagawa assemblyman arrested for possession of stimulants

Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Wednesday arrested a former prefectural assembly member for alleged possession of illegal stimulant drugs. Koichi Yokoyama, 41, who belonged to the Liberal Democratic Party until his resignation earlier this month, is suspected of possessing powder that contains outlawed substances. Police ...

Jul 4, 2014

Kawasaki trio arrested in sex-trafficking of woman

Three people from Kawasaki were under Metropolitan Police Department custody as of Thursday for allegedly trafficking a Filipino woman in May for sexual exploitation. It is the nation’s first sex-trafficking-related arrest, according to police. The police arrested Hisashi Nakamura, 66, who is apparently self-employed, ...