Panama Covid-19 update – well, the numbers for new cases are back up again 1,275 extra today (and 1,263 yesterday), and the number of fatalities up again – to 21 (it had been only 12 the previous 2 days), meaning now 1,767 fatalities to date. Meanwhile, with 25,172 active cases currently, what will the further partial reopening bring from tomorrow?
16 August 2020
SOUTH AFRICA: BUSINESSMAN ALLEGEDLY MISUSED STATE FUNDS TO BUY ROLEX WATCH AND LUXURY CARS
Eyewitness News in Zimbabwe on 16 August reported that arrests in connection with a fraud and money laundering case to the tune of $1.7 million has been hailed as a breakthrough by the Eastern Cape police commissioner. The former social development head and 2 others recently appeared in court where they were granted bail.
IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION OF CLASSIC CARS BEING SOLD BY A CEO ACCUSED OF FRAUD
On 16 August, the website Motorious reported that Sotherby’s in the US will be auctioning off a collection of over 280 antique, classic, and collector vehicles valued at over $31 million. They belong to Najeeb Khan, founder and former CEO of payroll company, Interlogic Outsourcing Inc of Indiana. He had been accused of fraud, but has not been charged with any crime.
On 16 August, Malta Independent reported that the head of the civil service, the Principal Permanent Secretary, Mario Cutajar, has distanced himself from his brother’s arraignment on money laundering charges. His brother was the consul-general at Malta’s consulate in Shanghai, Aldo Cutajar, 55. Police said that some €500,000 in cash had been found during a raid on his home in Naxxar and there were between $300,000 and $400,000 in an account in his name in Dubai. He and Aldo’s wife, Isabel, were charged with the same offences of money laundering. Both pleaded not guilty. It is reported that Aldo Cutajar had a previous conviction for misappropriating public funds and the court had said that he should not be employed in the civil service again,