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Crime · Whitby
Investors scramble to recoup money from 23-year-old 'Crypto King' who allegedly owes $35 million
Aiden Pleterski, 23, owes at least $35 million to investors, but only about $2 million of his assets have been recouped, documents show. More than 150 investors who handed over a collective $20 million to Aiden Plepperski and his company AP Private Equity Limited, are now working with fraud recovery lawyer Norman Groot to get their money back. On Aug. 9, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice declared Pleter's company bankrupt. Only $2.2 million worth of assets has been seized, including $32,000 worth of jewellery.See the Story
Coverage: 4 sources
Europe · Málaga
Spanish police arrests head of big European money-laundering ring
An Irishman accused of being "one of Europe's biggest money launderers" and a member of the Kinahan crime cartel has been remanded in custody in Spain. The suspect is understood to be Johnny Morrissey, a 62-year-old Irish passport holder, who was arrested in Malaga on Monday.See the Story
43% Right coverage: 14 sources
Europe · New York
50 million trapped in modern slavery due to pandemic, war, climate crisis, report finds
An estimated 50 million people worldwide are believed to be victims of forced marriage and forced labor -- up 25% from the last estimate in 2016 -- according to a new report published Monday by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Walk Free and the International Organisation for Migration. More than half of all forced labour occurred in either upper-middle income or high-income countries. The report made mention of Qatar, which has faced widespread allegations of labour rights violations relating to migrants working there.See the Story
38% Left coverage: 63 sources
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Binance Launches Global Law Enforcement Training Program: 'We Are Seeing An Increased Demand For Training'
Binance is the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume. The program is the industry's first coordinated effort across the globe. The full day training program includes in-person workshops on the concepts of blockchain and crypto assets. The curriculum also includes insight on the evolving legal and regulatory environment.See the Story
80% Center coverage: 5 sources
Casino · Casino
Now Sydney has two casinos run by companies unfit to hold a gaming licence
Sydney now has two casinos run by companies deemed unfit to hold a gaming licence. Independent inquiry into Star Entertainment Group, operator of The Star casino, has found it not suitable. This follows a similar finding against Crown Resorts in NSW in 2021 (and in Victoria and Western Australia since) The report cites a litany of failures by the company to adhere to anti-money-laundering and counterterrorism regulations.See the Story
50% Right coverage: 8 sources
Twitter · Washington
Musk says Starlink will seek exemption from Iranian sanctions
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the company will ask for an exemption from sanctions against Iran. Musk made the statement on Twitter at a time of widespread protests in Iran over the death of a woman in police custody. Starlink is a fast-growing network of more than 3,000 satellites in low-Earth orbit. It aims to bring high-speed internet access to those in remote and rural areas. Musk has not given any further details about how he will apply for an exemption.See the Story
44% Center coverage: 30 sources
Kabul · Kabul
Taliban Condemns US forming Swiss-based Trust for Afghan Frozen Funds
The Taliban's foreign affairs ministry on Thursday condemned the United States' decision to transfer Afghan central bank reserves into a Swiss-based trust. On Wednesday, the Biden administration moved to establish a foundation for managing $3.5 billion in frozen Afghan funds, skirting Taliban in their efforts to having hands on what is known to be the last shot to stabilize country's economy.See the Story
Beirut · Beirut
Beirut protesters demand release of bank heist detainees
Demonstrators demand the release of two people arrested last week during a bank heist. IMF delegation holds meetings in Beirut with officials over the country's economic meltdown. Crisis is rooted in decades of corruption and mismanagement. Lebanese pound hits new lows, reaching 38,600 pounds to the U.S. dollar on Monday.See the Story
100% Left coverage: 1 sources