Russia detains Frenchman for defrauding would-be brides

A French national has been arrested under an Interpol warrant in Russia`s Veliki Novgorod city for committing a variety of offences, including dishonestly posing as a suitor.

Portuguese ex-PM Socrates held in fraud inquiry: Official

Portugal`s former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates was arrested on Friday as part of an inquiry into tax fraud, corruption and money laundering, the public prosecutor`s office announced.

Banned FIFA official charged with fraud, money-laundering
Banned FIFA official charged with fraud, money-laundering

A member of the financial watchdog committee at soccer`s ruling body FIFA has been charged with fraud, money-laundering and breach of trust by police in the Cayman Islands.

Mahasweta Devi accuses personal assistant of defrauding her

Writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi Saturday accused her personal assistant Joy Bhadra of fraudulently acquiring her properties.

China jails reporter for defaming state-controlled construction firm Zoomlion

A Chinese investigative journalist who wrote reports critical of a state-controlled construction equipment maker has been sentenced to prison after being found guilty of defamation and bribery, according to state media on Friday. 

Fake bomb detector couple punished by UK court

A British couple who made fake bomb detectors from plastic imported from China and sold them around the world, jeopardising the lives of those who bought it, were today punished by a court here.

One held in Delhi for duping people of crores of rupees

A 35-year-old interstate fraudster has been arrested for duping a number of people of crores of rupees by luring them to invest in his chit fund company, police said Tuesday.

Indian-origin woman jailed for duping elderly in UK

An Indian-origin woman found guilty of duping elderly people into parting with thousands of pounds in cash has been jailed for two and a half years for fraud by a UK court.

Judge orders release of Briton accused of World Cup ticket scam

A British World Cup ticketing executive who allegedly took part in a scam to sell millions of dollars` worth of fraudulent tickets was ordered to be released from prison yesterday while awaiting trial in Brazil.

Abdullah rouses protesters in Afghan election stand-off

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah led several thousand demonstrators through Kabul today, upping the stakes in his protest against alleged election fraud that has triggered a political crisis.

Spain police bust gang of Chinese bogus doctors

Spanish police busted a Chinese gang accused of carrying out back-street abortions, surgery and dentistry in unhygienic home clinics, officials said Friday.

Afghan election contender Ghani dismisses fraud claims

Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday defended himself against electoral fraud allegations that have tipped the country into a political crisis, saying that all ballots cast for him were legitimate.

Protests planned over Afghan election `fraud`

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah prepared to hold street protests in Kabul on Saturday as fears grow of unrest erupting over alleged fraud in the election one week ago.

Fraud allegations spark Afghan election dispute

Afghan election authorities on Sunday strongly denied top officials were guilty of fraud after front-running presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah unleashed allegations that could threaten a smooth transition of power.

Odisha punishes eight officials fraud

Eight officials of a state-owned cooperative bank in Odisha have been punished for their involvement in financial frauds, Cooperation Department Secretary Bishnupada Sethi said Saturday.

Mayor arrested in Venice flood barrier fraud probe

Italy`s financial police today placed the mayor of Venice under house arrest in a sweeping corruption investigation into a multi-billion-euro flood barrier project to save the island city from rising sea levels.

Former bank manager, assistant held for Rs 34 crore fraud

A former South Indian Bank manager and his assistant have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a Rs 34 crore fraud case two years ago.

US sentencing for fraudulent wine dealer postponed again

Sentencing for disgraced wine dealer Rudy Kurniawan, who was found guilty of fraud for manufacturing fake vintages, has been postponed to July, a US federal court said Wednesday.

Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe

Afghanistan`s presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations and will now be released on Saturday, officials said Wednesday as they vowed to sift out fake votes.