15th September 2019
SENIOR YUKOM BINARY OPTIONS EXECUTIVE ARRESTED IN HUNGARY
Finance Magnates on 15th September reported that, according to several news sources, a 28 year old person a of dual Israeli-French citizenship and reportedly the company’s served as the company’s VP for marketing, and a 44 year old person with US citizenship were arrested by the Hungarian Police. It is said that they are suspected of involvement of binary options fraud through the activity of call centres operated in Ukraine and Mauritius. The arrests follow the indictment of co-owners of Yukom, Lee Elbaz and Lisa Mel, both Israeli nationals, in the US where Mel was convicted and 5 of 15 other defendants pleaded guilty.
DR CONGO EX-MINISTER ACCUSED OF $4.3 MILLION EMBEZZLEMENT OF EBOLA FUNDS
The Daily Mail on 15th September reported that detained former DR Congo health minister Oly Ilunga, 59, has been accused of embezzling $4.3 million of public funds raised to tackle the Ebola epidemic. He resigned as health minister in July after being removed as head of the country’s Ebola response team.
GOVERNMENT PROSECUTORS IN PANAMA HAVE APPEALED THE MARTINELLI NOT GUILTY JUDGMENT
On 15th September, Kenneth Rijock in his blog reported an appeal, brought by Organized Crime prosecutors to the Superior Court of Appeals, as an attempt to overturn the findings of fact, including that the government failed to prove that the electronic surveillance was not authorised by a judicial body.
GIBRALTAR POLICE CO-OPERATES WITH GUARDIA CIVIL IN CRACKDOWN ON MAJOR DRUG SMUGGLING GANG
The Gibraltar Chronicle on 15th September reported that on an operation resulted in 78 arrests and the seizure of over 6 tonnes of cannabis resin, as well 5 rigid-hulled inflatable boats, 6 firearms, 17 vehicles and nearly half a million euros in cash. It began in February after 3 men were rescued by Spanish maritime rescue services from a vessel that was in danger of sinking near Gibraltar, and the vessel was later recovered by the RGP along with 84 bales of cannabis resin weighing 2.5 tonnes. A major crackdown on 2 networks saw searches in 25 properties in Cadiz, Seville and Malaga provinces and 20 bank accounts frozen. Investigators also closed down a boatyard that specialised in building and maintaining large RHIBs of the sort used by smugglers to carry drug shipments from Morocco to Spain.
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