Law Enforcement

Britain refuses to deport Musharraf citing capital punishment law in Pakistan

The British government has indicated it won't handover former military dictator Pervez Musharraf to Pakistan because a "possibility of capital punishment impedes the formulation of an agreement between the two countries", according to a media report Tuesday.

Judge killed in ambush in Philippines

A trial court judge was killed in an ambush Tuesday night in central Philippine province of Negros Occidental, police said on Wednesday.

Engineer Arrested in BP Oil Spill Case

The U.S. Justice Department says a former engineer for the oil giant BP has been arrested on charges of intentionally destroying evidence related to the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

New UN initiative seeks private sector involvement to fight corruption

UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov.

Sharjah Court adjourns civil case against 17 Indians to May 7

A Sharjah Court that was hearing a case against 17 Indian nationals for their role in the alleged murder of a Pakistani national, has adjourned the civil case till May 7.

Arizona Deeply Divided Over Immigration Law Before Supreme Court

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments over Arizona's controversial state immigration enforcement law.

Former Camp Buehring Postmaster Sent to Prison for Stealing Half a Million Dollars in Money Orders

Delmus Eugene Scott, Jr., 34, of Humble, Texas, has been sentenced to federal prison for theft of government money, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. Scott was the former custodian of public effects (COPE), which is the equivalent to a postmaster in the United States.

Hampton Roads Businessman Indicted for Alleged $11 Million Historic Tax Credit Fraud Scheme

George P. Hranowskyj, 48, of Chespeake, Virginia, has been indicted by a federal grand jury accused of engaging in a six-year historic tax credit fraud scheme that cost the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia more than $11 million and enriched him and others by approximately $8 million.

Three Charged in New York in Connection with Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Schemes

Three men were charged today in a criminal complaint for their participation in $15 million fraudulent investment schemes between December 2008 and April 2012. Defendants’ initial appearances are scheduled this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marilyn D. Go in Brooklyn.

Russian National Charged in New Jersey in $1 Million Trading Account Hack, Securities Fraud Scheme

Hackers Allegedly Compromised, Liquidated Brokerage Accounts Through Fraudulent Trades

A Russian national living in New York has been charged for his alleged role in a ring that stole approximately $1 million by hacking into retail brokerage accounts and executing sham trades, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman announced today.