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KazMunaiGas threatens action over Romania refinery seizure

Kazakhstan's state oil company KazMunaiGas on Wednesday threatened to seek international arbitration against Bucharest.

KazMunaiGas threatens action over Romania refinery seizure
Calin Popescu-Tariceanu. Photo courtesy of jurnalistii.ro
Romania's Senate speaker charged with lying in fraud probe

Popescu-Tariceanu is accused of making "declarations not in line with reality" concerning his links with several Romanian and Israeli businessmen who have already been charged, thus "hindering the course of justice".

Romania's Senate speaker charged with lying in fraud probe
Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations
Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations

Tax authorities from the world's richest nations on Wednesday probed a mass of murky offshore dealings revealed in the huge Panama Papers data leak, just hours after police raided the law firm at the centre of the scandal.

Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations
Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide
Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff risks being driven from office if the lower house votes in favor of an impeachment trial.

Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide
'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients
'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients

A Dutchman dubbed the 'dentist of horror' went on trial after causing horrific injuries to the mouths of more than 100 patients in France.

'Dentist of horror' on trial for mutilating French patients
Mukhtar Ablyazov ©pravgazeta.info
French court to decide on Ablyazov extradition on March 4

The French Court of Cassation will pronounce its rule on the fate of the fugitive Kazakh billionaire Mukhtar Ablyazov on March 4.

French court to decide on Ablyazov extradition on March 4
Mukhtar Ablyazov. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
French court authorises extradition of Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov

A French court authorised the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia and Ukraine, despite concerns over his safety.

French court authorises extradition of Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov
Thousands of anti-government marchers reach Islamabad
Thousands of anti-government marchers reach Islamabad

Thousands of protesters led by Pakistan's opposition leader arrived in Islamabad to try to topple the government he alleges was elected by fraud

Thousands of anti-government marchers reach Islamabad
Mukhtar Ablyazov ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Ablyazov's hidden assets to be revealed

London’s High Court has granted the motion of Kazakhstan's BTA Bank and ordered Mukhtar Ablyazov's lawyers to disclose information about the billionaire's assets.

Ablyazov's hidden assets to be revealed
©Yaroslav Radlovsky
BTA files motion to dismiss fraud lawsuit in US

Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by its creditors in the United States.

BTA files motion to dismiss fraud lawsuit in US
Italy's Berlusconi in hot water again with judiciary
Italy's Berlusconi in hot water again with judiciary

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is in hot water with the justice system again after mocking the community service he has been ordered to do for tax fraud, media reports said.

Italy's Berlusconi in hot water again with judiciary
Mukhtar Ablyazov. © Tengrinews/Yaroslav Radlovskiy
UK revokes Ablyazov's refugee status

Great Britain has announced its decision to terminate the refugee status of a former Kazakhstan banker and minister accused of fraud and money laundering.

UK revokes Ablyazov's refugee status
Online banking system hacked in Kazakhstan
Online banking system hacked in Kazakhstan

The online banking system has been hacked in Kazakhstan. Hackers arrested.

Online banking system hacked in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan prohibits Ponzi schemes

The new legislation introduces 7-12-year-long prison terms for those arranging Ponzi schemes and bans advertising of such schemes.

Kazakhstan prohibits Ponzi schemes
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New York cops among 106 accused over 9/11 fraud

Former New York police officers and firefighters were among 106 people indicted Tuesday over a "massive fraud" worth hundreds of millions of dollars, some in connection with the September 11 attacks.

New York cops among 106 accused over 9/11 fraud
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Six countries sign US pacts in fight against tax fraud

The United States has signed anti-tax fraud pacts with six countries and territories including some considered tax havens, the US Treasury Department said Thursday.

Six countries sign US pacts in fight against tax fraud
The Royal Court of Justice in London. ©REUTERS
London's High Court sentences Ablyazov’s brother-in-law to 22 months in prison

London's High Court has sentenced Salim Shalabayev, brother of Mukhtar Ablyazov wife Alma Shalabayeva, to 22 months in prison for contempt of court.

London's High Court sentences Ablyazov’s brother-in-law to 22 months in prison
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Aktau tablet plant plays off Chinese devises as Kazakhstan-made

Aktau-based tablets-producing plant has been buying Chinese devices and passing them off as Kazakhstan-made.

Aktau tablet plant plays off Chinese devises as Kazakhstan-made
16 Kazakhstan citizens accused of major fraud in US
16 Kazakhstan citizens accused of major fraud in US

Four criminal cases have been initiated over the fraud. The cases involve the total of 55 people.

16 Kazakhstan citizens accused of major fraud in US
PDL (People of Freedom party) members. ©Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi
Berlusconi's party MPs threaten mass resignation if he is expelled

Lawmakers from Silvio Berlusconi's party threatened late Wednesday to resign en bloc if a senate committee votes to oust the former prime minister from parliament over a tax fraud conviction.

Berlusconi's party MPs threaten mass resignation if he is expelled