Latest retreat by Swiss prosecutors in high profile money laundering case raises key administration of justice questions: are they up to the job?

Swiss legal authorities have been forced into a climbdown over one of the country’s highest-profile money laundering cases, an investigation focused on the alleged theft of $176 million from Russia’s Otkritie bank, writes James Wilson. It has been reported that the three defendants have been offered four and five month suspended sentences by prosecutors and a SFr3000 fine, in...

Video game companies raise money for Australian bushfire relief

Call Of Duty is helping to raise money (pic: Activision)Games publishers and players alike are trying to help with the crisis in Australia, from indie developers to the makers of Call Of Duty. The apocalyptic scenes of out-of-control bushfires in Australia have brought out the best in video game makers, with several them pledging money and helping to raise more. Ubisoft has already donated the...

Former Sudan president found guilty of money laundering and corruption – Channel 4 News

Sudan’s former president Omar al Bashir has been found guilty of money laundering and corruption by a court in Khartoum, and sentenced to two years in custody. Al-Bashir – who’s also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide during the Darfur conflict – was removed from power by Sudan’s military after months of popular protests. Source link