OTHER THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED – SEPTEMBER 15

15th September 2019

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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.

https://www.financemagnates.com/binary-options/brokers/exclusive-senior-yukom-executive-arrested-in-hungary/

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.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-7465933/DR-Congo-ex-minister-accused-4-3-million-embezzlement.html

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.

http://rijock.blogspot.com/2019/09/prosecutors-appeal-seeks-to-nullify.html

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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.

https://www.chronicle.gi/rgp-cooperates-with-guardia-civil-in-crackdown-on-major-drug-smuggling-gang/

 

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POLICE ARREST WORKERS OF ISRAELI CYBER GROUP ABILITY ON SUSPICION THEY VIOLATED DEFENCE EXPORT LAW

Haaretz in Israel on 15th September reported that a number of suspects associated with 2 of the cyber group’s subsidiaries are facing charges of fraud, smuggling and money laundering.  However, a court imposed a gag order on the identity of the suspects and many of the details of the investigation.  The subsidiaries of Ability Inc under suspicion are Ability Computer & Software Industries and Ability Security Systems.  Earlier this year it was reported that subsidiaries of the group had broken the law by marketing and exporting eavesdropping and geolocation systems without an export licence and the Defense Ministry suspended the subsidiaries from the registry of defence export companies and their export licences.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/.premium-workers-of-cyber-group-ability-arrested-on-suspicion-of-breaching-defense-export-law-1.7843577

https://www.jpost.com/Jpost-Tech/Two-Israeli-security-tech-firms-investigated-on-suspicion-of-fraud-601704

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