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Senior Bosnian judge arrested on suspicion of taking bribe

By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A senior Bosnian judge has been arrested on suspicion of taking a bribe, the prosecutor's office said on Thursday, in the first case of corruption to involve a member of the judiciary in the Balkan country. Appeals judge, Azra Miletic, was arrested late on Wednesday and two other people, whose sentences for organized crime and drug-dealing had been ...

Organized crime poses major threat to Asia-Pacific nations

Deutsche Welle: Transnational organized crime is reported to be on the rise in the region, with organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warning about the political and economic impact of this development. But the implications of ...

Organized crime, poverty undermine development

Illicit drugs undermine development but so do poverty and low standards of living, the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warns. These factors provide fertile grounds for transnational organized crimes, he says. A high-level debate on ...

Investigators probe mob link in cherry factory drug bust

Investigators are looking into an organized crime connection at one of the country’s largest maraschino-cherry factories after the company’s owner shot himself in the head as he was about to...

Police allege Arvin Patel was partner with fraudster Rashida Samji

The RCMP's Federal Serious and Organized Crime group has announced dozens of charges against a Vancouver-area man in connection to a multimillion-dollar investment scheme.

Cutting crime ‘manifestly important’ to sustainable development, UN Assembly told

Reducing violent crime is critical to sustainable development, the top United Nations ant-crime official told the General Assembly today, spotlighting that while global progress has been made in combatting the scourge, homicide levels in low and lower-middle income countries have increased by 10 per cent over the last decade.

Police raid Ottawa homes, businesses in organized crime case

CBC.ca: Police raids targeting drug-related and organized crime were underway at 10 Ottawa homes and businesses on Wednesday morning, police sources told CBC News. Ontario Provincial Police are working with Ottawa police to execute search warrants eight ...

Klug: Marijuana gangsters? Law designed to fight organized crime is brought to

Summit Daily News: Congress enacted RICO in 1970 for the purpose of rooting out ostensibly legitimate businesses funded by “organized” crime syndicates. RICO is intended to prevent criminal syndicates from “laundering” their illegal profits and using “storefront ...

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Pope calls for public conversion of those involved in organized crime

Catholic Culture: Pope Francis received pilgrims from an Italian diocese he visited in June and renewed his call for the conversion of those involved in organized crime. “External gestures of religiosity that are not accompanied by a real and public conversion are not ...

Pope renews call for conversion for members of organized crime

People involved in organized crime or who deliberately carry out acts of violence against others or the environment cannot call themselves Christian, Pope Francis said in a speech on Saturday to pilgrims from the Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio, who had ...

Pope to Mafia: Jesus or Evil - You Cannot Choose Both

Pope Francis has exhorted mafia to open their hearts to the Lord. Speaking to pilgrims from the Calabrian Diocese of Cassano all'Jonio Saturday morning in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, the Holy Father reminded them how those involved in organized crime are choosing evil over Christ.

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Authorities: Broward gambling ring had organized crime ties

WPTV.com: FORT LAUDERDALE – Eight people have been arrested on racketeering and other charges in a major South Florida gambling operation that authorities say has connections to organized crime. The Broward Sheriff's Office says the recent arrests resulted from ...

Broward arrests 8 for racketeering in gambling ring

WCTV: (AP) -- Eight people have been arrested on racketeering and other charges in a major South Florida gambling operation that authorities say has connections to organized crime. The Broward Sheriff's Office says the recent arrests resulted from a six ...

Broward arrests 8 for racketeering in gambling ring

Bradenton Herald: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Eight people have been arrested on racketeering and other charges in a major South Florida gambling operation that authorities say has connections to organized crime. The Broward Sheriff's Office says the recent arrests ...

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Colombia arrests leader of organized crime group

Press TV: An aide to the leader of the ferocious Colombian organized crime group, Usuga Clan, has come under arrest in the country's northeast. Abimael Coneo Martinez was apprehended on Tuesday and was due to appear in court on Wednesday. The arrestee, who ...

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Pope renews call to conversion for members of organized crime

Vatican Radio: In June last year, Pope Francis made a one day visit to the diocese in the southern Italian region of Calabria which has been deeply scarred by the local organized crime group, the 'Ndrangheta. During that visit the Pope had issued a call to conversion ...

Pope repeats condemnation of mafia for harming mankind, land

(ANSA) - Vatican City, February 24 - Pope Francis has again denounced organized crime and the mafia, condemning those who are deliberately violent to others and to the environment.

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Gaza may turn into fertile soil for organized crime, Left wing group warns

Xinhua: GAZA, Feb 25 (Xinhua) -- A left-wing group warned Wednesday that the Gaza Strip might develop into fertile soil for organized crime and lawlessness if the economic and social crisis persists in the enclave. The Popular Front for the Liberation of ...

If you are in organized crime, you are not a Christian, Pope says

Catholic News Agency: “External gestures of religiosity are not enough to credit as believers those who with the malice and arrogance typical of criminals, make lawlessness their lifestyle,” he said, calling those affiliated with criminal organizations to a conversion of heart.

Frisco hotel owner's lawsuit says legal pot is organized crime

Colorado and its politicians benefited from the $44 million in tax revenue generated in 2014 by legal marijuana, much as organized crime families benefit from illegal drug and weapons sales. “It is a creative argument,” says John Hudak, a Brookings ...

BBC: Romania finally starts to get serious with organised crime

Romania-Insider.com: Romania is finally starting to get serious about organized crime, eight years after joining the European Union and 13 years after setting up the country's National Anticorruption Directorate DNA, writes BBC News. In an article that focuses on DNA's ...

Press Releases: Reward for Information on Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev

Reward for Information on Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 24, 2015 The U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Rewards Program is offering a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, a Russian national wanted by the Federal Bureau of ...

Italy: migrant trafficking could be financing terrorists - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

ROME (AP) - Italy's top organized-crime fighter has warned of a danger that international terrorism could help finance itself through migrant trafficking.

Italy: migrant trafficking could be financing terrorists

ROME (AP) — Italy's top organized-crime fighter has warned of a danger that international terrorism could help finance itself through migrant trafficking.

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