Thanks to the investigative work of the Ukrainian anti-corruption watchdog group Nashi Groshi (Our Money), the process by which $1.8 billion “was smoothly maneuvered offshore” to unnamed accounts in Belize, the British Virgin Islands and “other outposts of the international financial galaxy” is plainly visible.
American police departments are using wish lists to decide which cars, electronics and other goods to seize in a practice that allows the government to confiscate property suspected of being tied to crime regardless of whether officers have secured a conviction or filed a charge.
A controversial area of law empowers the IRS to confiscate significant sums of money from "run-of-the-mill business owners and wage earners without so much as an allegation" and "without ever filing a criminal complaint," leaving the owners "to prove they are innocent," The New York Times reports.
A picture of betrayed trust emerges in reports of the bank theft of the last group of Spaniards who seem to have any money -- hundreds of thousands of elderly pensioners.
An international trend to shift responsibility for bank losses onto blameless depositors lets banks take and gamble away your money.
Everyone knows you have to pay a municipal sales tax on your purchases, but what about a corporate Visa tax that's levied by credit card companies?
Somehow, a lone art bandit -- or a band of bandits -- managed to pull off an impressive five-finger-discount maneuver at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris on Wednesday night, making off with five masterpieces worth a grand total of close to 100 million euros. Sacré bleu!
"Arbeit macht frei." Work makes you free. Those three German words sat over the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp in southern Poland for the better part of a century until the 16-foot, 90-pound sign went missing Friday. Police found it in northern Poland on Sunday, cut into three pieces. Five men were arrested.