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'Fat Leonard' may be Venezuela bargaining chip, experts say

Sep. 23, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fugitive defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” who claims to have incriminating sex photos of U.S. Navy brass could become the latest bargaining chip in Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to win official recognition from the Biden administration, according...

Officials: Navy bribery case fugitive tried to get to Russia

Sep. 22, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Since escaping two weeks ago, officials say the fugitive Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” — who orchestrated one of the U.S. Navy’s largest bribery scandals — zipped between countries to find a place where he could become virtually untouchable for...

Nevadan accused of 1972 Hawaii killing fighting extradition

Sep. 22, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former deputy Nevada attorney general accused of a 1972 killing in Honolulu told a Reno judge Wednesday he wants to fight extradition to Hawaii because he believes his constitutional rights were violated when he was arrested last week. Tudor Chirila, 77, said he...

Dubai court orders man to pay $1.25B to Denmark in tax case

Sep. 16, 2022 07:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British man accused by Denmark of masterminding a $1.7 billion tax fraud has been ordered by a Dubai court to pay Copenhagen's tax authority $1.25 billion, court filings seen Friday show, just days after another Dubai court rejected an extradition order for...

Woman arrested in S. Korea after bodies found in New Zealand

Sep. 15, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A woman was arrested in South Korea on Thursday on two murder charges from New Zealand, where the bodies of two long-dead children were found last month in abandoned suitcases, authorities said. Authorities didn't immediately say if the 42-year-old...

Alleged Mexican cartel hitman extradited to North Dakota

Sep. 13, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An accused prolific hitman for a Mexican drug cartel has been transferred to face federal charges in North Dakota, nearly 11 years after he was apprehended in Tijuana. Juan Francisco Sillas-Rocha appeared Friday in Fargo on three charges, including conspiracy to...

Dubai court rejects Danish extradition request for financier

Sep. 12, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai court ruled on Monday that a British man suspected of masterminding a $1.7 billion tax scheme cannot be extradited to Denmark to face charges. The decision in the high-profile case grants the hedge fund trader, Sanjay Shah, a victory...

Dubai court rejects a Danish request to extradite financier accused of $1.7 billion tax scheme

Sep. 12, 2022 03:06 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai court rejects a Danish request to extradite financier accused of $1.7 billion tax scheme.

In Dubai, $1.7B Denmark fraud suspect contests extradition

Sep. 05, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The lawyer of a British man who was arrested in Dubai for allegedly masterminding a $1.7 billion tax scheme in Denmark asked judges on Monday not to extradite him. Denmark wants hedge fund trader Sanjay Shah extradited from the United Arab...

Venezuela government again accuses ex-oil czar of wrongdoing

Sep. 01, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government is again accusing its former oil czar of wrongdoing while he oversaw the country’s most important industry, this time alleging he was involved in a multi-billion dollar embezzlement operation during the early 2010s that took advantage of a...