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UK: Students targeted by scammers with bogus tax refund emails

17.11.2018
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has received thousands of reports of university students being targeted by scammers over the past few weeks. Criminals have been sending students fake tax refund emails...

UK: Former head of London school to repay unlawful bonuses

16.11.2018
Alan Davies, the former head of Copland Community School in Wembley, London, has been ordered to repay GBP 1.40mn (EUR 1.59mn USD 1.83mn) after breaching his fiduciary duty. Davies, who was convicted...

France: Court to give verdict on UBS tax evasion case in February 2019

16.11.2018
In the ongoing tax evasion process against the Swiss bank UBS in Paris, the responsible court in France has announced that it will give a verdict on 20 February 2019. UBS and some of its employees...

Germany: Court rules against Lila Bäcker in dismissals dispute

16.11.2018
The labour court of Neubrandenburg, Germany, has made a first judgement in the dispute over job cuts in the German bakery chain Unser Heimatbäcker, which operates under the brand Lila Bäcker. Under...

Denmark: Danske Bank executives in focus in money laundering scandal

15.11.2018
The Danish State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime (SØIK, Bagmandspolitiet) has announced its intention to potentially go after top individuals at financial company Danske Bank...

Denmark: Nordea used Nykredit fund for Swiss dividend tax scheme

15.11.2018
Danish newspaper Børsen reports that in 2008, the Danish branch of Nordea Bank partook in a dividend tax scheme in Switzerland via a fund administered by Danish financial services provider Nykredit....

Russia: Country may introduce marking of pipes, air-parts, auto parts

15.11.2018
According to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Viktor Evtukhov, it is necessary to introduce marking of pipes and spare parts for aircraft and automobiles in order to fight counterfeiting....

Finland/Sweden: Ahlstrom-Munksjö's security fibres improve product traceability

15.11.2018
Finnish-Swedish fibre-based materials supplier Ahlstrom-Munksjö's technology registered under the label BE SECURE TM offers a solution to the counterfeit challenge within the abrasive backings...

Denmark: Danske Bank rebuffs statement from Howard Wilkinson'äs lawyer

14.11.2018
Kenni Leth, head of press relations at Danish bank Danske Bank, comments that the quote from Stephen M. Kohn, legal representative on behalf of former Danske Bank executive Howard Wilkinson, is...

UK: Lloyds pays undisclosed compensation to whistleblower

14.11.2018
Undisclosed compensation has been paid by Lloyds Banking Group to a whistleblower who criticised the firm's handling of large-scale fraud in an internal report. A settlement with Sally Masterton over...

Romania: DNA suing Badea for abuse of power and tax evasion practices

14.11.2018
The National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) in Romania has sued Romanian businessman Petre Badea for abuse of power and tax evasion practices after it was found that he offered in excess of EUR...

Denmark: Danske Bank accused of warning whistleblower

14.11.2018
Danish newspaper Børsen reports that Danish bank Danske Bank has sent a written warning to Howard Wilkinson, whistleblower in the Danske Bank Estonia money laundering case. Stephen M. Kohn, legal...

Slovakia: Kalinak and Pociatek will not face prosecution

14.11.2018
The former Slovak interior minister Robert Kalinak and the former Slovak transport minister Jan Pociatek will not face prosecution for alleged bribery, with the criminal complaint made against them...

Belgium: Albert Heijn allowed to open store in Lokeren

14.11.2018
The Dutch-speaking Commercial Court in Brussels, Belgium, has decided that Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn is permitted to open its store in Lokeren, Belgium, on 12 December 2018. The decision was...

UK: Addison Lee loses workers rights appeal

14.11.2018
An appeal on workers rights has been lost by Addison Lee, with the ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal confirming that drivers should received holiday pay and the minimum wage. It follows...

UK: Retailers found to be selling real fur as faux fur

14.11.2018
An investigation by BBC Watchdog Live has found that several retailers including TK Maxx, eBay, Amazon, Missy Empire and AX Paris have been selling faux fur items that actually contain real fur....

Latvia: Lielvarde ex-mayor ordered to pay EUR 600,000 in state fees

13.11.2018
A district court in Latvia has declared a EUR 200mn promissory note signed in 2015 by Janis Abolins, then mayor of Lielvarde, invalid. Mr Abolins signed the promissory note on behalf of the...

UK: Whistleblower warns public money is being misspent on green energy schemes

13.11.2018
A whistleblower from regulator Ofgem claims the abuse of green energy schemes has led to millions of pounds of public funding being misspent. Weaknesses in the management of schemes are being...

Czech Republic: Babis's Stork Nest case twists

13.11.2018
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has been facing criminal proceedings over the Storks Nest case for fraud in relation to EU subsidies, with the investigation now taking a new turn. His son Babis Jr....

Russia: Ural Automobile Planting to pay fine for environmental violations

13.11.2018
Ural Automobile Plant is to pay RUB 120,000 (EUR 1,562 USD 1,802) for violations of environmental legislation. The Chelyabinsk region branch (Urals) of Rosprirodnadzor, Russia's environmental...

/Sweden: More common for stores to fake sales

13.11.2018
According to the Swedish Consumer Agency (Konsumentverket), it has become more common for stores to try to attract customers with faked sales. Niclas Ernebratt, lawyer at the Agency, said that...

Russia: CBR on industries with highest demand for illegal financial services

12.11.2018
The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) has unveiled a survey on industries which most often use services of the shadow financial market. In the first half of 2018, the construction industry accounted for...

Portugal: GNR seizes tobacco products

12.11.2018
The Customs & Excise forces GNR, have seized in Vila Nova de Gaia and Povoa do Varzim consignment of 520 kg of tobacco leaves and 70,000 cigarettes, worth EUR 116,000 (USD 133,798.19), of which...

Slovakia: NAKA detain HGV illegally carrying champagne

12.11.2018
Agents at the Slovak National Criminal Agency (NAKA) have detained a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) carrying champagne of French origin close to the border with the Czech Republic, with the driver being...

Russia: CBR increases number of blocked fraudulent banks seven-fold

12.11.2018
According to FinCERT, CBR increased the number of blocked fraudulent online banks seven-fold since 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018 to 326 organizations. Damage caused by their activities is...

US/France: Regulators to analyse Facebook's moderation methods in pilot project

12.11.2018
The French government is set to undertake a six-month pilot programme in partnership with US social media platform company Facebook, in which the company will provide special access to a team of...

Latvia: KNAB claims central bank head provided false info to US authorities

10.11.2018
Latvia's Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) suspected Ilmars Rimsevics, president of the Bank of Latvia, of providing false information to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network...

Russia: Amendments to law on money laundering developed

9.11.2018
The State Duma will consider the amendments to the law on anti-money laundering and terrorism financing. The document specifies the rights of parties of various transactions. In particular, the...

Russia: Unipro offering FAS settlement agreement

8.11.2018
The company Unipro, a unit of Germany's Uniper, is offering the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) a settlement agreement. Earlier, the FAS recognized the company as a participant in collusion with...

Germany: Courts support claimants in truck cartel case

7.11.2018
The German district court of Hannover and Stuttgart have supported the view of claimants in the ongoing truck cartel case. In both cases these are basic statements about culpability. The courts did...