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This Week’s Highlights From OCCRP – 30 August 2017


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News Highlights

The Latest In Organized Crime & Corruption
Facing US$ 630m Fine, Pakistan’s Biggest Bank to Shut US Branch
Pakistan’s largest bank will shutter its only branch in the United States after regulators there announced they were seeking a US$ 630 million fine for failure to follow anti-money laundering measures.
Ex-Guinea Minister Imprisoned for China Bribery
A former government minister in the West African country of Guinea was sentenced to seven years in prison by a US court for laundering US$ 8.5 million in bribes from a Chinese conglomerate.
Colombia Loan Shark Network Booming in Mexico
A Colombian loan shark network is operating in more than three quarters of Mexico’s states marking its growing presence throughout Latin America.
Italy Arrests the “Queen of Narcos”
Dressed in shorts and acting as tourists, agents kept their eyes peeled on the villa in the village of Thiene, near Vicenza, for a whole week, carefully following the moves of the woman who was taking care of the old lady living there.
Venezuela’s Ex-Prosecutor: President Maduro is involved in Corruption

Brazilian authorities expanded their mammoth corruption investigation, Operation Car Wash, to include at least five Greek shipping companies, a US asphalt firm and a Brazilian ex-congressman.

Samsung Heir Jailed for Five Years in South Korean Corruption Scandal
Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s billionaire heir and South Korea’s third-richest man, was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a sprawling corruption scandal that has gripped the country and toppled its former president.
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