Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Football chief Blatter says Platini payment followed ‘gentleman’s agreement’

He says it was 'an agreement between two sportsmen'.

Fallen football chiefs Blatter and Platini face fraud trial

The pair are being tried over a US$2.08 million payment in 2011 to Platini, who was then in charge of European football's governing body UEFA.

France blames ‘massive’ ticket fraud for Champions League fiasco

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin says Liverpool provided their supporters with paper tickets, not electronic, which allowed for the possibility of what he described as a 'massive fraud on an industrial scale'.

4 nabbed over RM2 million fraud in foreign worker programme

The syndicate was believed to have charged between RM6,500 and RM8,000 per worker for temporary working visit passes.

Fake heiress Anna Sorokin still in US amid deportation rumours

The 31-year-old Russian-German citizen managed in 2016 and 2017 to deceive New York's elites by posing as a wealthy heiress, when in fact she was the daughter of a truck driver originally from the suburbs of Moscow.

UK must do more to recoup billions of pounds of Covid fraud, lawmakers say

The government has spent 28.1 billion pounds on a parallel scheme for the self-employed and 840 million pounds offering discounted meals at restaurants, cafes, and pubs.

US jury finds Theranos founder Holmes guilty in fraud trial

Prosecutors say Holmes swindled private investors between 2010 and 2015 by convincing them that Theranos' small machines could run a range of tests with a few drops of blood from a finger prick.

Trump sues New York AG to block fraud probe

Letitia James is probing whether the Trump Organization may have illegally reported false values on its properties, potentially to gain banking and tax advantages.

Rise in e-commerce fraud with RM57.73 million losses this year

This is a significant increase from the RM22.39 million losses reported in 2018.

18 ex-NBA players charged in US$4 million health fraud scheme

The prosecutors accuse Terrence Williams, who played for the New Jersey Nets and Houston Rockets, of orchestrating the fraud, in which they say he received kickbacks totalling US$230,000.

Covid-19 gives scammers a leg-up as shift online continues

Cases abound of scams related to financial assistance and loans during the pandemic season, with fraudsters taking advantage of the shift to e-commerce as well.

US attorney-general says no evidence of decisive election fraud

Bill Barr didn't address specific claims, but dismissed the idea of any 'systemic' fraud that would have changed the outcome of the vote.

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