Category Archives: Legal

07May/16
co-founder of digital currency operator Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky

Digital currency firm co-founder gets 20 years in U.S. prison

The co-founder of digital currency operator Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for what prosecutors say was a money laundering operation of unprecedented size and scope.

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04Apr/16

‘Panama papers’ reported to leak from the files of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca

An investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has reportedly resulted in the release of the so-called “Panama Papers” that detail four decades worth of tax havens for suspected money laundering, arms and drug deals, and tax avoidance.

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29Mar/16

U.S. drops legal action against Apple over encrypted iPhone

The U.S. Justice Department says it successfully accessed data stored on an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and asks a court to withdraw an order compelling Apple to assist.

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19Mar/16
Gawker Media, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, WWE Hall of Fame, Gawker, Hulk Hogan, Hogan, Celebrity sex tape, Entertainment/Culture, Law/Crime, Human Interest, Hulk Hogan, Company: WWE, Company: NBCUniv Media, Terry Bollea

U.S. wrestler Hulk Hogan wins at least $115 million in sex-tape suit

A Florida jury on Friday (March 18) awarded Hulk Hogan $115 million with the possibility of more after finding the Gawker website violated his privacy by publishing a sex tape of the celebrity wrestler.
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02Dec/15

VW scandal hits Bosch – where next?

German auto supplier Bosch has been accused of conspiring with Volkswagen to evade diesel emissions standards in at least 11 million vehicles worldwide. As Ivor Bennett reports, the class action lawsuit follows a huge fall in VW sales in the U.S. Continue reading

19Oct/15

‘Multiple’ VW defeat devices – sources

(BVO) – How many different defeat devices did Volkswagen make? And just how many people were in on the scheme?

The company says a few rogue engineers created the software that fooled emissions tests.
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29Sep/15

Dutch prosecutors raid Uber’s offices in Amsterdam

Dutch prosecutors say they have raided Uber’s European headquarters in Amsterdam as part of a criminal investigation into whether the company is offering illegal taxi services.

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22Sep/15

VW CEO under pressure as scandal spreads

(BVO) – For Volkswagen’s US boss, the timing couldn’t have been worse

A growing scandal, coinciding with a launch that’s been scheduled for months.

Michael Horn had no choice but to face the music.
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