17:03 | June 14, 2013
Several high-ranking Czech officials including the top aide to Prime Minister Petr Nečas were detained in the course of a massive sweep by the country’s organized crime police forces on Thursday, the BBC reported.
13:24 | June 14, 2013
The workshop brought together some 30 lawyers and human rights defenders from various regions of Armenia; it is run by two experts from the UK-based non-governmental organization Interights and several local experts. Workshop participants will review the experience of the execution and implementation of the ECtHR judgments, legal matters related to reopening of cases, ECtHR case law on moral damage and the validity of submissions to the Committee of Ministers.
18:17 | June 13, 2013
The local branch of the London-based Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) will be fined $1 million by Argentina’s financial crimes unit, InSightCrime reported Wednesday.
13:32 | June 13, 2013
Vahagn Chakhalyan, an Armenian activist from Akhalkalak, had taken Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili to court for making unsubstantiated charges against him for which he was never prosecuted.
21:23 | June 9, 2013
When reporters followed the money, the path was clear -- a Moldovan ghost company was used to transfer funds stolen from the Russian tax authority to an international real estate company named Prevezon.
10:16 | June 8, 2013
Referring to the recent shooting in the town of Goris, RA Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan told reporters yesterday during a trip to the Armenian border region of Tavoush that there was no “culture of impunity” in the country.
00:30 | June 8, 2013
n the winter of 2008, more than US$52 million poured through the bank accounts of two ghost companies based in Moldova. These companies were conduits for money that a ring of Russian state officials and organized crime figures stole through a complex tax fraud scheme.
13:16 | June 4, 2013
The following criminal charges have been filed against the Tigran Khachatryan, the son of Syunik Provincial Governor Sourik Khachatryan, and bodyguard Zarzand Nikoghosyan, in connection with the June 1 shooting outside the home of the governor’s home in Goris.
13:04 | June 3, 2013
Goris Police have arrested the son and bodyguard of Syunik Provincial Governor Sourik Khachatryan on suspicion of involvement in a shoot-out on June 1 that left one dead and two wounded.
15:23 | June 2, 2013
As a result of a shoot-out near Khachaturyan's home in Goris, Artak Boudaghyan, Commander of the N Artsakh Military Unit, is in serious condition and his brother, Avetik, was killed on the spot.
16:59 | May 31, 2013
After eight years of investigations, involving more than 20 prosecutors and 32 environmental groups, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., plead guilty on Tuesday in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Kansas City to federal environmental crimes and civil violations, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.
16:49 | May 31, 2013
The US Attorney’s Office froze the assets of Liberty Reserve, a currency transfer and online payment company, in connection with a $6 billion transnational money laundering scheme connected to organized crime, fraud, computer hacking, child pornography and narcotics trafficking, a US Attorney’s Office press release said on Tuesday. Prosecutors alleged that over the course of its operation, the site processed over 55 million transactions, “virtually all of which were illegal.”
21:11 | May 28, 2013
Europe’s drug supply landscape is “in flux” as new drugs and routes prevail, according to the 2013 European Drug Report published on Tuesday. The report looks at the continent’s most prevalent drug trends and at the most widely used drugs, including cannabis, cocaine, heroin and other opioids, amphetamines and methamphetamines, and ecstasy. The annual report is published by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
15:04 | May 28, 2013
Armenia's record on children's rights will face scrutiny by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) beginning 29 May. As one of the 193 State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Armenia is required to undergo regular examinations of its record before the Committee of 18 independent experts.
11:28 | May 24, 2013
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the sentence of 13 and a half months in prison that an Istanbul magistrate’s court passed yesterday on Turkish-Armenian journalist Sevan Nişanyan for posting “insulting” comments about Mohammed in his blog.
22:01 | May 22, 2013
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened an investigation into Swedish multinational Ericsson’s business practices in Romania. The investigation is related to allegations made by a former Ericsson employee that the company used an approved slush-fund to pay off Romanian officials and decision makers to win contracts. OCCRP published an in-depth story revealing the controversy in March 2013.
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