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Spain: Defendant says Hells Angels left Mallorca in 2011

Jan. 24, 2023 14:50 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A German man accused of organized crime activities while allegedly leading the Mallorca chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club more than a decade ago testified in a Spanish court Tuesday. Frank Hanebuth, 58, is on trial with a dozen alleged chapter members and...

Ex-Maldives leader gets 11 years for money laundering, bribe

Dec. 25, 2022 09:21 AM EST

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A court in Maldives on Sunday found the former president guilty of money laundering and accepting a bribe and sentenced him to 11 years in prison. The Criminal Court of Maldives also ordered Abdulla Yameen to pay a fine of $5 million. The court...

US judge rejects Maduro ally's claim of diplomatic immunity

Dec. 23, 2022 20:27 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami on Friday rejected attempts by a close ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to shield himself from criminal charges, ruling Alex Saab isn't entitled to diplomatic immunity in the U.S. and must stand trial on accusations of money laundering. ...

Jury finds Hugo Chavez's ex-nurse guilty of money laundering

Dec. 13, 2022 18:24 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The former nurse of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been found guilty of money laundering in connection to bribes paid by a billionaire media mogul to green light lucrative currency transactions when she served as the country's national treasurer. A jury in...

Judge orders Guatemalan newspaper chief to stand trial

Dec. 08, 2022 22:23 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The director of a Guatemalan investigative newspaper will stand trial on charges of money laundering, influence peddling and blackmail, a judge ruled Thursday. José Rubén Zamora of El Periodico has been held for four months amid criticism that his arrest was...

Man goes to trial on charges he ran unlicensed bitcoin biz

Dec. 06, 2022 19:08 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man accused of running an unlicensed bitcoin exchange business catered to romance and imposter scammers who conned their victims into wiring him money that he shared as virtual currency with the criminals after taking his cut, a prosecutor alleged during...

Ex-Miami US Rep. David Rivera arrested in Venezuela probe

Dec. 06, 2022 10:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government was arrested Monday on charges of money laundering and representing a foreign government without registering. David Rivera, a Republican who has been...

FBI says fugitive has been extradited from Mexico to Tucson

Dec. 05, 2022 17:10 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A fugitive wanted for his involvement in a criminal drug enterprise has been extradited from Mexico and returned to Tucson, but his wife and another co-conspirator remain at large, according to the FBI. Authorities said 45-year-old Manuel Gortari-Redondo was...

South Africa's ruling party stands by leader despite scandal

Dec. 05, 2022 12:33 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party says it will vote against any attempts to impeach President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament on Tuesday. Ramaphosa has taken legal action on Monday to challenge the parliamentary report that suggested he may...

UK arrests wealthy Russian as police target Putin enablers

Dec. 03, 2022 09:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have arrested a wealthy Russian businessman on suspicion of money laundering, amid efforts to disrupt potential criminal activity by oligarchs and others linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The National Crime Agency said more than 50...