Apr 6, 2015

Environment reporter arrested in China over suspected extortion

Beijing police have arrested an environmental reporter and his associates in an apparent extortion scandal, as China works to crack down on corruption in the news media. A string of corruption scandals in China’s news media has shaken the faith of the public in ...

Apr 1, 2015

New York man arrested for defrauding parents of abducted children

A New York man who headed a group billing itself as a nonprofit dedicated to preventing child abduction and trafficking was arrested on Tuesday on charges of defrauding the parents of children nabbed by international kidnapping rings, authorities said. Peter Senese, 49, founding director ...

Mar 29, 2015

Brazil uncovers multibillion-dollar tax fraud

Dozens of Brazilian firms, including industrial companies and banks, are under investigation amid allegations they paid $5.9 billion in bribes to tax officials, police said Saturday. Brazil is already reeling from the biggest graft scandal the country has known, a $3.8 billion scam involving ...

Mar 12, 2015

NPA receives record 370,000 reports of 'dubious financial deals'

Police received a record 377,513 reports of “dubious financial transactions,” such as money laundering, from financial institutions in 2014, the National Police Agency said Thursday. The figure rose 8.1 percent from the previous year and police identified 1,001 criminal cases from the reports, up ...

Mar 7, 2015

U.S. charges three in ring that stole 1 billion email addresses

Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been charged with running a massive cyberfraud ring that stole 1 billion email addresses, then sent spam offering knockoff software products, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. The Justice Department described the hacking spree as ...

Mar 5, 2015

World Press Photo award withdrawn after controversy

World Press Photo withdrew one of its leading global awards for photojournalism on Wednesday after a controversy over standards that focused on allegations about the ethics of an Italian prizewinner. The Amsterdam-based organization said in a statement that Giovanni Troilo had been disqualified because ...

Mar 5, 2015

TV celeb Rola's dad gets suspended term for insurance fraud

The Tokyo District Court on Thursday sentenced the father of television personality Rola to two years and six months in prison, suspended for four years, for swindling the national medical and insurance system out of ¥1.67 million ($14,000). In handing down the ruling on ...

Feb 28, 2015

Japanese ex-broker in Olympus fraud scandal settles with SEC

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said it has reached a settlement with a former Japanese stockbroker over his role in the massive accounting fraud at Olympus Corp. Hajime Sagawa, a former employee of a major Japanese securities company and now a U.S. resident, ...