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Belgium: Increase in cyptocurrency fraud so far in 2018

21.8.2018
Since the beginning of 2018, bitcoin and cryptocurrency frauds that have been reported in Belgium have amounted to EUR 4mn (USD 4.58mn). The number of reports increased sharply after the launch of an...

Finland: Court's decision: Mehiläinen attempted to avoid taxes by tax trickery

21.8.2018
According to Finnish magazine Suomen Kuvalehti, Finnish private health care services provider Mehiläinen has lost the tax dispute with the Tax Authority in Administrative Court in Finland. Mehiläinen...

Germany: Court to decide over cartel complaint by Jet against banks

21.8.2018
On 18 September 2018 the regional court in Berlin will decide on the cartel complaint filed by the petrol station chain Jet, which is operated by the US firm Phillips 66, against a number of German...

Germany: Office postpones reply to French authorities over VW scandal

21.8.2018
The public prosecutor's office in Braunschweig, Germany, has not responded yet to French investigators asking for legal assistance in the case over Volkswagen's (VW) emissions cheating software. A...

Italy: Federalberghi asks IAP to block Trivago's ad

21.8.2018
Federalberghi, the Italian association of hotel operators, has asked IAP, the Italian institute of advertising self-discipline, to block the broadcasting of the TV advertisement by Trivago, the...

Germany: Philippe Vollot to step down from Deutsche Bank

20.8.2018
Germany's Deutsche Bank is said to be searching for a new head of its operations against money laundering and financial crime. According to financial circles, the current head Philippe Vollot is...

Lithuania: Police uncovers VAT fraud on imported vegetable oil, sugar

20.8.2018
Lithuania's Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT) has uncovered a criminal group that imported vegetable oil and sugar from Poland without paying VAT, BNS reported. A company owned by Latvian...

France: Crédit Agricole ordered to pay fine by ECB

20.8.2018
The European Central Bank (ECB) has imposed a fine of EUR 4.30mn (USD 4.92mn) on French bank Crédit Agricole for breaching the rules governing the methods of calculating its own funds for five...

UK: Banking scheme helping to prevent fraud

20.8.2018
A new banking scheme developed by the finance industry, trading standards officials and the police claims to have prevented people from being conned out of over GBP 1.50mn (EUR 1.67mn USD 1.91mn)...

Russia: Court reduces fine for CTSP imposed under FAS claim

20.8.2018
The commercial court of Moscow has partially cancelled the decision to impose a fine on Container Terminal St. Petersburg stevedoring company (CTSP), a part of UCL Holding company. Earlier, FAS...

Russia: Rosselkhoznadzor recognizes butter by two companies as adulterated

20.8.2018
Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) found vegetable fats in the butter produced by Shatura Food Production Facility and Nelidovsky Dairy Plant. These...

France: German courts unwilling to cooperate in Volkswagen inquiry

19.8.2018
The French judges investigating the Volkswagen emissions scandal have criticised the unwillingness of the German legal system to cooperate. In late July 2018, the three magistrates wrote a letter in...

Germany: Court rules diesel car owners must update manipulated software

18.8.2018
The higher administrative court of Munster, Germany, has ruled that owners of diesel vehicles which contain prohibited emissions defeat devices must update the cars' software. The case refers to two...

Russia: Charges against Tsaritsyno housing complex developers

17.8.2018
The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow (MVD) has completed the investigation against the former leader of Nastyusha group, Igor Pinkevich, and his seven former subordinates. They are charged with...

France: Fleury Michon denounced for misleading labelling

17.8.2018
Agri-food company Fleury Michon has been denounced by Philippe Jean, the Chairman of the Mayenne Departmental Federation of Farmers Unions, for importing ham from Spain despite the packaging having a...

Sweden: Credit card fraud levels remained unchanged in 2017

16.8.2018
Figures from US analysis and software company Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) show that in 2017, Swedish credit card frauds amounted to SEK 249mn (EUR 23.77mn USD 27.21mn). Gareth Williams, fraud...

Romania: Illegal cigarette market rises 18.2% m/m in July 2018

16.8.2018
The market of illegal cigarettes in Romania increased to 18.2% in July 2018 of total consumption nationwide, 2.1pp up over May 2018 and over the 16% average registered in 2017. The north-east region...

Germany: Investigations into Toll Collect for suspicions of fraud

16.8.2018
The public prosecutor's office in Berlin has launched an investigation into the German toll operator Toll Collect for suspicions of overcharging the government. This is not the first time that the...

Belgium: Test-Achats to take 50 Ryanair cases before courts

16.8.2018
Belgian consumer protection association Test-Achats now has 900 cases of travellers affected by the strike at Ireland-headquartered low-cost airline Ryanair. It has chosen 50 cases to go to court in...

Croatia: CA's union ORCA submits complaint over strike ban

16.8.2018
It has been reported that the ORCA union, employee union of the national carrier Croatia Airlines (CA), has officially submitted its complaint to the Zagreb High Court over the ruling of the Zagreb...

UK: Accountant pleads guilty to providing false information to TPR

16.8.2018
Hashmukh Shah, an accountant, has pleaded guilty to knowingly or recklessly providing false information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR). The prosecution, the first of its kind, follows a TPR...

France: Customs seizes counterfeit items that include new Ronaldo jersey

16.8.2018
Customs officers seized 12,000 counterfeit articles worth an estimated EUR 1.50mn (USD 1.71mn) at the port of Calais, including 4,000 football and basketball jerseys. Among these was the new...

UK: Birmingham mosques attacked with catapults

16.8.2018
West Midlands police deployed firearms officers as a precaution in response to catapult attacks on two mosques in Birmingham on 15 August 2018. Catapult ball bearings smashed windows at the Masjid...

Germany: Bilfinger denies speculation on financial crimes

15.8.2018
The German construction and plant engineering firm Bilfinger has denied previous media reports that it has been involved in financial crimes in a number of different countries, including Oman. The...

Estonia: Versobank's depositors to be compensated in full: liquidator

15.8.2018
Deposits at Estonia's Versobank, which was under liquidation, would be compensated in full, the bank's liquidator, Eero Kaup, announced. Versobank's assets exceeded the amount of known liabilities....

UK: Vodafone to block Wangiri scam calls

15.8.2018
Vodafone says it is making an effort to block international Wangiri scam calls before they reach its mobile customers. Any victims that incur a charge will also be reimbursed. The scam involves...

Germany: Investigators uncover larger sales tax cartel in copper trade

15.8.2018
Investigators in Berlin have uncovered Germany's largest sales tax cartel, involving over 50 suspects from 50 companies in the copper trading industry. They are suspected of evading tax amounting to...

Germany: Prosecutors crush copper VAT cartel

15.8.2018
Public prosecutors' in Berlin have crushed a cartel accused of evading hundreds of millions of euros in VAT payments in Germany via copper trading. More than 50 persons and 50 firms were believed to...

France: Orange Bank caught up in Madoff affair

15.8.2018
Orange Bank, the banking offer of French telecoms firm Orange, is burdened by a major lawsuit amounting to more than EUR 430mn (USD 491.08mn) due to the acquisition of Groupama Banque by its parent...

UK: Former BrewDog worker wins payout after losing job due to eyesight problems

15.8.2018
Some GBP 12,000 (EUR 13,417.19 USD 15,322.93) has been awarded to a former BrewDog employee who lost their job due to eyesight problems. James Ross took the brewer to an employment tribunal after the...