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'Shell-shocked' R Kelly arrested after handing himself in to police

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By Sanya Burgess, news reporter R Kelly has been arrested after handing himself in to police to face 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. It is expected the singer will be held overnight and appear in court on Saturday where he will be given the option of posting bail. The R&B star, whose legal Read More

Brazil prosecutors seek arrest of senior Vale exec after deadly disaster

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian federal prosecutors are seeking the arrest of a Vale SA senior executive, authorities said on Friday, following the collapse of a dam holding mining byproducts that is believed to have killed over 300 people. FILE PHOTO: A helmet with a logo of Vale SA is seen in a collapsed Read More

British fraud office abandons Rolls-Royce, GSK investigations

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LONDON (Reuters) – The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has abandoned two of its largest and longest investigations, into alleged bribery at aero engine maker Rolls-Royce and drugs maker GlaxoSmithKline, in a move described by one lawyer as “extraordinary”. A sign is displayed in an unmarked Serious Fraud Office vehicle parked outside a building, in Read More

UK's Serious Fraud Office drops probes at Rolls Royce, GSK

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(Reuters) – Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has dropped long-running investigations into individuals at aero engine maker Rolls-Royce and drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline, adding to a growing list of cases where the agency has failed to land convictions. A sign is displayed in an unmarked Serious Fraud Office vehicle parked outside a building, in Mayfair, central Read More

Jurors in El Chapo trial accused of 'massive misconduct'

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By Connor Sephton, news reporter Jurors in the trial of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been accused of “massive misconduct” by the convict’s lawyer. Jeffrey Lichtman says there are serious questions surrounding Guzman’s conviction on drug smuggling and conspiracy charges, amid claims some jurors flouted strict rules imposed on them by a judge. Read More

Jurors in El Chapo trial accused of disobeying judge's strict orders

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By Connor Sephton, news reporter Jurors in the trial of drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been accused of “massive misconduct” by the convict’s lawyer. Jeffrey Lichtman says there are serious questions surrounding Guzman’s conviction on drug smuggling and conspiracy charges, amid claims some jurors flouted strict rules imposed on them by a judge. Read More

Philadelphia sues seven big banks, alleges municipal bond collusion

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The city of Philadelphia has filed an antitrust lawsuit accusing seven major banks of conspiring to inflate interest rates for a type of bond used by cities, towns and other public entities, costing them potentially billions of dollars. FILE PHOTO: The Citigroup Inc (Citi) logo is seen at the SIBOS banking Read More

Swedish and Estonian watchdogs open joint Swedbank probe

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s and Estonia’s financial watchdogs have opened a joint investigation following a media report linking Swedbank to a Baltic money laundering scandal involving Danske Bank, they said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Swedbank’s logo is pictured on its Lithuanian headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania, in this May 10, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Read More

Swedish watchdog calls Swedbank money laundering report 'very serious'

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s financial watchdog said allegations in a media report linking Swedbank to a Baltic money laundering scandal, involving Danske Bank were “very serious” as shares in the Swedish bank tumbled on Thursday. Danske is being investigated in five countries over some 200 billion euros ($226 billion) of suspicious payments from Russia, ex-Soviet Read More