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Denmark: 20 reports about suspected fraud related to coronavirus aid packages

22.5.2020
The Danish police has received 20 reports about suspected fraud related to government's aid packages to companies during the coronavirus crisis, according to the Danish State Prosecutor for Serious...

Lithuania: Kelme district mayor suspended from office amid bribery probe

21.5.2020
A court in Lithuania has suspended the mayor of Kelme district, Vaclovas Andrulis, from office for six months, BNS reports. Earlier, Mr Andrulis was arrested on suspicion of bribery but released on...

Lithuania: Coalition parties allege Russian influence against transport minister

21.5.2020
Lithuania's ruling coalition parties asked the State Security Department (VSD) to investigate possible foreign involvement in media reports about alleged corruption by the Minister of Transport,...

Lithuania: President, PM comment corruption probe against Transport Minister

21.5.2020
Lithuania's President, Gitanas Nauseda, and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis urged to let law enforcement assess claims of corruption against Transport Minister Jaroslavas Narkevicius. Mr Nauseda...

UK: Concerns raised about fraudulent claims for Universal Credit

21.5.2020
Benefit officials say fraudulent claims for Universal Credit could total some GBP 1.50bn (EUR 1.70bn USD 1.97bn). Demand for the benefit has increased amid the coronavirus pandemic and some processes...

Sweden: Competition authority investigates procurement in MSB

21.5.2020
The Swedish Competition Authority (Konkurrensverket) has launched an investigation concerning a procurement undertaken by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och...

UK: High court rejects Brewdog's libel claim against Frank PR

21.5.2020
The UK-based Brewdog has lost his libel claim against Frank PR. The agency announced back in 2018 that the brewer would be distributing beer from the US-based Scofflaw in the UK. Neither Brewdog nor...

Germany: VW agrees EUR 9mn payment to settle market manipulation charges

20.5.2020
German car maker Volkswagen (VW) has struck a deal with prosecutors and agreed to pay EUR 9mn (USD 10.38mn) to settle criminal charges against its CEO Herbert Diess and supervisory board chair Hans...

Germany: VW apologises for racist advertising

20.5.2020
German car manufacturer Volkswagen has issued an apology for an Instagram advertising clip for the new Golf, which has been criticised for alleged racism. The clip shows a black man being pushed...

Lithuania: Mayor of Kelme district detained on suspicion of bribery

19.5.2020
Lithuania's Special Investigation Service (STT) has detained Vaclovas Andrulis, mayor of Kelme district in northwestern Lithuania, on suspicion of soliciting a bribe of EUR 10,000, BNS reports. STT...

Sweden: Police Authority and banks cooperate on money laundering issues

19.5.2020
The Swedish Police Authority (Polismyndigheten) and the five largest banks in Sweden will increase cooperation to become better at sharing information about money laundering with each other. The...

UK: PwC fails in attempt to have negligence claim dismissed

19.5.2020
PwC has failed in its attempt to have a GBP 25mn (EUR 28.41mn USD 32.77mn) negligence claim thrown out of court. The lawsuit related to alleged negligence in audits for a Guernsey Ponzi scheme. An...

UK: SFO close ABB investigation

19.5.2020
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has closed an investigation into the UK subsidiaries of ABB, a Swiss engineering company. The three-year investigation primarily focused on Monaco-based Unaoil, an oil...

UK: Camellia spend KES 462mn to defend abuse charges of Kakuzi

19.5.2020
In a trading update of UK-based Camellia Plc, the engineering services firm had invested KES 462mn (EUR 3.97mn USD 4.58mn) to arrange legal defence against the charges of several abuses conducted by...

France: Renault Trucks asbestos case moved to 24 November 2020

19.5.2020
?he court hearing to settle the legal case between 1,200 employees or former employees of Renault Trucks in Vénissieux has been postponed from 14 May 2020 to 24 November 2020 and will be relocated to...

UK: Professor convicted of abuse kept job due to staff fearing reprisals

19.5.2020
Kevin O'Gorman was convicted of 14 sexual abuse offences, which were committed out over a period of 11 years whilst he was a professor at Heriot-Watt University. Complaints about O'Gorman referencing...

France: Inquest into brokers and money laundering

18.5.2020
On 15 May 2020, French insurance and prudential authority Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR) launched an inquest into the fight against money laundering and the financing of...

Latvia: Prosecutor asked to look at violations at institutions: state audit

18.5.2020
The Latvian State Audit Office (LVRK) will turn to the General Prosecutor's Office to handle violations at Latvia's State Police College, Nature Protection Office, and Culture Ministry. This stems...

Netherlands: Finance state secretaries report Belastingdienst to police

18.5.2020
The Dutch state secretaries of finance have reported the Dutch tax authority Belastingdienst to the police for suspected malfeasance. Employees of Belastingdienst are said to have forced payment from...

Cyprus: CySEC reports evidence of fraudulent representation of officials

18.5.2020
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has received evidence that fraudsters claiming to be its officials or appointed representatives are engaging with investment firms and their...

Latvia: Board member wages at state companies often inflated: state audit

18.5.2020
Board member wages at Latvian state-owned companies are often inflated due to questionable practices, according to the Latvian State Audit Office (LRVK). LRVK estimates that in five companies where...

Russia: RUB 34mn timber smuggling being detected in Primorsky region

18.5.2020
About RUB 34mn (EUR 442,526.01 USD 510,423.96) worth timber smuggling has been detected in the Primorsky region (Far East). According to the materials of the Far Eastern transport Prosecutor's...

Russia: Five of ten milk samples not meet current standards in Petersburg

18.5.2020
The Public Control consumer organization has checked pasteurized milk available in stores in St. Petersburg. According to the results of the study, five out of ten product samples were found to be...

Denmark: Rains wins court case against Inditex

18.5.2020
The Danish Maritime and Commercial Court Danish (Sø- og Handelsretten) has passed a ruling stating that Danish outerwear and waterproof clothing manufacturer Rains has won a court case against...

Russia: Unisto Petrostal's managers get arrested in absentia by court's decision

15.5.2020
Executives of a construction group Unisto Petrostal have been arrested in absentia by a decision of the Vsevolozhsk City Court of the Leningrad Region. The said pre-trial restriction was imposed on...

Lithuania: Transport Minister accuses public broadcaster of "libel"

15.5.2020
Lithuania's Minister of Transport, Jaroslavas Narkevicius, asked the Prosecutor General's Office to investigate media for libel against him, BNS reported. Mr Narkevicius insisted that media reports...

Bosnia: RERS rejects Jova Bar's appeal over bill for electricity theft

15.5.2020
Capital news portal has reported that an appeal from the owner of the catering establishment Jova Bar in Banja Luka, Milos Jovic, over a bill regarding electricity theft has been rejected by the...

Serbia: EPS to take legal action against cable operator SBB

15.5.2020
Representatives of the Serbian national electricity company Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) have confirmed that legal action will begin against the cable operator SBB for its unauthorized use of its...

Russia: Lenenergo Deputy General Director been taken into custody

14.5.2020
Alexey Goryachev, the Deputy General Director for capital construction of the Lenenergo company, has been taken into custody in St. Petersburg. He is accused of involvement in fraud in the amount of...

Finland: Customs seizes 4,800 boxes of strong snus

14.5.2020
Finnish Customs has seized 4,800 boxes of illegal snus with nicotine. Customs tracked down the delivery in 2019, when cardboard boxes containing nicotine snus arrived to an express freight company in...