Money laundering

FILE - This April 6, 2018, file photo shows a screen shot of Backpage.com on the day that federal authorities seized the classified site as part of a criminal case. Dan Hyer, sales and marketing director for Backpage.com, pleaded guilty Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Arizona to conspiring to facilitate prostitution in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors. Six others affiliated with Backpage.com face charges in the case. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
August 17, 2018 - 6:07 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to facilitate prostitution, acknowledging that he participated in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors and win over their future business. Dan Hyer is...
Read More
People hold up masks depicting the Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio da Silva during the Lula Free festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Popular Brazilian musicians and social movements organized a concert to call for the release of da Silva, who has been in prison since April, but continues to lead the preferences on the polls ahead of October's election. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
July 28, 2018 - 9:21 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some of Brazil's most popular musicians called for jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed in a concert Saturday in Rio de Janeiro attended by tens of thousands of people. Da Silva, a leftist ex-president universally known as Lula, was convicted of...
Read More
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's office shows Michael Lacey, one of the former owners of Backpage.com, a major international website advertising escort services. A new indictment filed Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Arizona against operators of Backpage.com alleges the classified ad site gave free ads to prostitutes and cultivated arrangements with others who worked in the sex trade to get them to post ads with the company. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 6:21 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A new indictment in Arizona against operators of Backpage.com alleges the classified ad site gave free ads to prostitutes and cultivated arrangements with others who worked in the sex trade to get them to post ads with the company. The indictment filed Wednesday repeats allegations...
Read More
July 20, 2018 - 3:13 pm
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A contractor convicted of scamming dozens of New Jersey homeowners out of nearly $2 million following Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Jamie Lawson must also pay $1,860,981 in restitution under the sentence imposed Friday. Lawson had pleaded...
Read More
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, police officers escort Alexander Vinnik, center, as they leave a courthouse at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. A Greek court has ruled Friday, July 13, 2018 to extradite Russian cybercrime suspect Alexander Vinnik, a former bitcoin operator, to France, months after court decisions also ruled he can be extradited to the United States and Russia. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, File)
July 13, 2018 - 9:31 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek court agreed Friday to extradite to France a Russian cybercrime suspect who also is wanted on criminal charges in the United States and Russia. The court in the northern city of Thessaloniki ruled in favor of France's request for Alexander Vinnik, a former...
Read More
FILE - In this July 3, 2013, file photo, Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom speaks during the Intelligence and Security select committee hearing at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand’s Court of Appeal on Thursday, July 5, 2018, upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible to be handed over to U.S. authorities. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP, File)
July 05, 2018 - 4:54 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand's Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible...
Read More
In this photo taken Thursday, May 24, 2018, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, speaks to media as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 03, 2018 - 11:59 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, officials said. A government task force probing alleged theft and money...
Read More
FILE - In this April 14, 2011 file picture the Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland is photographed. Shares in commodities trading company Glencore have plunged after it was ordered to hand over documents and records to the U.S. Department of Justice as part of an investigation into possible corruption and money laundering. The company, which is based in Baar, Switzerland, said Tuesday, July 3, 2018 the requested documents relate to its business in Nigeria, Congo and Venezuela from 2007 onwards. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP, file)
July 03, 2018 - 11:38 am
GENEVA (AP) — Shares in commodities giant Glencore plunged Tuesday after the company was ordered to hand over documents to the U.S. Department of Justice for a check on its compliance with corruption and money laundering rules. The company, which is based in Baar, Switzerland, said Tuesday the...
Read More
Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at Finance Ministry in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, June 29, 2018. Lim said the government will sell much of the huge stash of jewelry and luxury goods, including diamond necklaces, tiaras and designer handbags, seized in a money-laundering probe of former leader Najib Razak. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 29, 2018 - 3:38 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government will sell much of the huge stash of jewelry and luxury goods, including diamond necklaces, tiaras and designer handbags that were seized in a money-laundering probe of former leader Najib Razak, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told The Associated Press...
Read More
An officer of Malaysia's Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department shows pictures of jewelry during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Malaysian police say the total value of cash, jewelry and hundreds of watches and handbags seized from properties linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak in a money-laundering investigation amounted to $273 million. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 28, 2018 - 5:45 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday that a huge haul of jewelry and valuables seized from properties linked to him as part of a money-laundering probe were mostly gifts and the police valuation was likely grossly inflated. Police estimate the...
Read More

Pages