Former President Donald Trump’s luxury hotel in Washington, D.C., lost more than $70 million from 2016 to 2020, according to newly released filings that his accountants submitted to the hotel’s landlord, the General Services Administration. While the hotel was losing money, Trump’s annual financial disclosures reported only its revenue, which amounted to $156 million overContinue reading “Trump hid over $70 million in losses on his DC hotel, House committee report alleges”
Pilfered data includes lists of alleged police informants and information on government spies. Opponents of the Belarus government said they have pulled off an audacious hack that has compromised dozens of police and interior ministry databases as part of a broad effort to overthrow President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime. The Belarusian Cyber Partisans, as the hackers call themselves,Continue reading “Hackers Release Data Trove From Belarus in Bid to Overthrow Lukashenko Regime”
Malta’s attorney general called Wednesday for a life sentence for businessman Yorgen Fenech for allegedly masterminding the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, which rocked the Mediterranean island nation four years ago. Attorney General Victoria Buttigieg laid formal charges against Fenech, who was arrested in November 2019 trying to leave Malta on his yacht, forContinue reading “Life sentence sought for tycoon over Malta journalist murder”
John Oliver discusses ransomware attacks, why they’re on the rise, and what can be done about them.
The season of Brazilian forest fires has begun, and early data plus severe drought is sparking concern that nationwide destruction in 2021 will stay at the high levels recorded in the past two years, despite efforts to tamp down the blazes. The government space agency that uses satellites to monitor fires reported more area burned in theContinue reading “Brazil forest fire season begins with concerns of mass destruction”
Scottish lawmakers and campaigners have been pushing for a probe into how Trump funded his Scottish golf resorts. The Scottish government rejected the investigation – known as an Unexplained Wealth Order – in February. But on Wednesday, a judge said a campaign group could appeal that rejection. Scotland could pursue a “McMafia” investigation into formerContinue reading “Scotland may pursue money-laundering investigation into Trump’s golf courses, judge rules”
Peruvian police said on Wednesday they had dismantled an alleged criminal ring that had charged as much $21,000 per bed for seriously ill COVID-19 patients in a state-run hospital, aggravating care in a country hit by one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks of the virus. Authorities arrested nine people in an early morning raid onContinue reading “Peru arrests state hospital workers for charging COVID-19 patients $21,000 per bed”
A young, idealistic rookie for the West New York, NJ Police Department discovers a pattern of pervasive criminal behavior within his PD and decides to go undercover for the FBI.
Celebrity Dutch crime reporter Peter R. De Vries has died just over a week after being shot in the street, his family and his employer RTL Netherlands news said on Thursday. De Vries, who was 64, had been a frequent commentator on television crime programmes and a veteran reporter with sources in both law enforcementContinue reading “Dutch crime reporter De Vries dies after being shot”
More than 800 suspected criminals have been arrested worldwide after being tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, officials say. The operation, jointly conceived by Australia and the FBI, saw devices with the ANOM app secretly distributed among criminals, allowing police to monitor their chats about drug smuggling, money laundering and even murder plots.Continue reading “ANOM: Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting using messaging app”