Posts tagged as arrest

Porto Franco suspects Teder and Kracht placed under arrest

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Businessman Hillar Teder and former finance ministry adviser Kersti Kracht have been placed under arrest in connection with the alleged corruption activities centered on a central Tallinn real estate development which led to the resignation of Jüri Rats (Center) as prime minister. Both have been arrested for an initial period of up to two months, as granted by Harju County Court in response to a prosecutor’s office request. The pair…

South Korean prosecutors arrest ex-minister’s wife

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Prosecutors on Thursday arrested the wife of South Korea’s former justice minister who resigned last week over corruption allegations surrounding his family that have sparked huge protests and rattled Seoul’s liberal government. The Seoul Central District Court said a judge issued an arrest warrant for Chung Kyung-shim over concerns that she might attempt to destroy evidence as prosecutors investigate her suspected involvement in dubious financial investments and creating fake credentials…

Hong Kong protests: dozens arrested as government warns of ‘dangerous situation’

Monday, August 26, 2019

Dozens of people, including a 12-year-old child, have been arrested after a night of escalating violence in Hong Kong during which police fired a warning shot near protesters and used water cannon for the first time. Police said they arrested 86 people over the weekend for offences including unlawful assembly, possession of offensive weapons and assaulting police officers. Sunday’s protests were the scene of the fiercest clashes yet between police…

Julian Assange faces decades in US jail

Friday, April 12, 2019

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Assange took refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. At Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday he was found guilty of failing to surrender to the court. He now faces US federal conspiracy charges related to one of the largest ever leaks of government…

Five persons detained in Latvia for fraud with EU funds

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The State Police has detained five persons on suspicion of defrauding EUR 4 million from the EU funds. The State Police is conducting searches in different parts of Latvia in a criminal procedure launched earlier on possible fraudulent actions in relation to programs of the Regional Development Funds and the Latvian Investment and Development Agency. So far the State Police has detained five persons on suspicion of fraud and possible…

Latvian Police arrested EUR 121.3 mln worth of property connected to money laundering last year

Thursday, February 14, 2019

According to information from the State Police, EUR 121.3 mln worth of property was arrested in connection with money laundering activities last year. In 2018, a total of 130 criminal processes connected with money laundering were launched, with another 130 submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office for prosecution. Meanwhile, EUR 6.3 mln of laundered money was recovered last year, of which EUR 5.6 mln was deposited into the national budget, while…

Porn star arrested for allegedly trying to hire hitman for murder

Friday, December 21, 2018

A porn star has been arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hitman for a murder. Katrina Danforth — who performs under the names Lynn Passion and Lynn Pleasant — was held by federal agents at Spokane International Airport in Washington on Wednesday morning, it’s emerged. Court papers reveal that she allegedly tried to hire a hitman to kill someone identified only as ‘H.R.’, according to the New York Post . She…

Lithuanian arrested in Morocco over cocaine trafficking

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Moroccan police arrested on Monday a Lithuanian national at Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca for attempted cocaine trafficking. The 23-year-old suspect was arrested after police searched his luggage and found some 8.53 kg of cocaine carefully concealed inside steel and plastic boxes, the police said in a statement. The police also seized hundreds of counterfeit euros with the suspect, it added. The suspect was placed in police custody…

May Day rally in Paris turns into riots, nearly 200 rioters arrested

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

French police have detained close to 200 rioters, who took part in the annual May Day protests in Paris, but resorted to vandalism. British public broadcaster BBC reported that far-left anarchist groups, known as Black Blocs, hijacked a peaceful rally against President Emmanuel Macron’s public sector labour reforms and started riots that resulted in four people suffering light injuries. French police stated that about 1,200 masked and hooded protesters attended…