The latest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirm that mortgage fraud is on the upswing. “We can’t find a chart that doesn’t show up in a big way,” special agent Bill Stern said at a conference on the topic earlier this month in Las Vegas. Even worse news, the FBI’s mortgage fraud coordinator
Invitation to contribute to a special issue of TRENDS IN ORGANIZED CRIME: Interviewing “Organized Criminals” (revised: 20061218) While in the past research on organized crime has primarily relied on official and journalistic sources, more and more studies prove that direct access to ‘organized criminals’ is possible. The purpose of this special issue is to give
It is no wonder a senior official of the National Police Agency said, “This was an epoch-making year in terms of measures against financial sources for organized crime groups.” This year saw the widespread implementation of initiatives to exclude organized crime groups from various fields, such as stock markets, sporting circles and public works contract.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian federal agents arrested 75 state police troopers on Friday for links with organized crime in Rio de Janeiro state’s high-profile bid to get rid of corrupt cops. A special federal police unit from the capital, Brasilia, and other cities arrived in Rio to make the arrests jointly with
4th ECPR Conference, Pisa (Italy) 6-8 September 2007 Section: Representing a Crisis: Organised Crime between New and Old Threats (Standing Group Organised Crime) PANEL SIX: Organised and other forms of crime and corruption in post-communist transformation countries are receiving continuing attention on part of international bodies and Western countries, recently increasingly from a security perspective.
A U.N.-backed commission was established Tuesday to investigate rampant organized crime in Guatemala, which authorities say has become a key point of transit for smugglers bringing drugs into the United States. The independent commission, comprised of former prosecutors from outside Guatemala, will have an initial two-year mandate to gather evidence and help build cases against
When organized crime is mentioned, what comes to mind for most people is the Italian Mafia. But one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal groups is the Triads, a centuries-old Chinese crime gang that has a strong and ubiquitous presence throughout the world, including Canada. Triad societies, with their secret initiation rituals and code
It’s not all gloom and doom as Greater Toronto Area mobsters huddle in local social clubs to discuss the impact of the largest Mafia bust in Canadian history. The RCMP takedown of 73 alleged members of the Montreal-based Rizzuto crime family last week has created an opportunity for more business and less competition for organized
ORGANISED drug criminals from England are making a move on Inverness, viewing the traditionally low crime city as a “soft target”, police have warned. The region’s chief constable revealed that gangs from Liverpool and Manchester were bidding to take control of the city’s expanding drugs market. The news comes as Scottish Executive figures released this
BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) — Chinese police have cracked more than 1,300 criminal gangs in the latest campaign against organized crime, authorities said. Between March and October, Chinese prisons received 887 new inmates charged for gang crime, Hu Yiding, deputy director of prison administration under the Ministry of Justice said. By the end of October,