Category Archives: Corporate Crime

NEW CHARGES IN BANKNOTE BRIBERY CASE – Friday March 15 2013

– Federal police have charged a ninth former Reserve Bank of Australia banknote executive with foreign bribery offences. The Melbourne Magistrates Court was told on Thursday that former Note Printing Australia sales manager Steven Wong, 57, has been charged with … Continue reading

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MOKBEL PARTNER IN NURSING HOME PROBE

Tuesday February 12 2013 – Tony Mokbel’s business partner Jack Smit is involved with a troubled nursing home empire at the centre of investigations by the Department of Health and the Federal Police. Company documents show that Mr Smit is … Continue reading

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POLICE REOPEN BRIBERY CASES – Sunday January 13 2013

– The Australian Federal Police will reopen corruption inquiries into major Australian companies OZ Minerals and Cochlear, after searing criticism that it was lax in its investigations. The OECD reported in October that it was seriously concerned about the extremely … Continue reading

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‘NO REASON’ TO REVEAL SOURCES OF ARTICLE – Friday January 11 2013

– Forcing Fairfax journalists to reveal their sources in the banknote bribery scandal has no forensic purpose, the Supreme Court has heard. Fairfax lawyers have asked the court to overturn a ruling forcing investigative journalists Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie … Continue reading

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HACKERS DRAW RANSOM IN CYBER STINGS – Sunday December 23 2012

– Australian companies are being held to ransom by eastern European crime gangs that hijack their victims’ computers and demand thousands of dollars to enable them to be used again. High-profile bookmaker Tom Waterhouse is believed to have been targeted … Continue reading

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BROOKS CHARGED – Wednesday November 21 2012

– Five people, including the British Government’s former top spin doctor, Andy Coulson, and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, will face criminal charges related to payments to public officials. Alison Levitt, QC, principal legal adviser to the Director of … Continue reading

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LACK OF SUPPORT A REAL CRIME – Friday November 9 2012

– Twenty-five years after Victoria launched Australia’s first Crime Stoppers program, the results speak for themselves. Information provided by over 550,000 callers to Crime Stoppers since November 9th, 1987, has led to nearly 14,000 arrests, almost 60,000 criminal charges and … Continue reading

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OECD BLASTS AUSTRALIA OVER FOREIGN BRIBERY CASES – Wednesday October 31 2012

– International examiners have savaged Australia’s enforcement of foreign bribery laws and highlighted extensive failures in the handling of our only foreign bribery prosecution to date: the Reserve Bank companies’ corruption scandal. The report says Australian businesses are highly exposed … Continue reading

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GANGSTER’S PARTNER,LOVER AND $40M DEAL – Friday August 24 2012

– Tony Mokbel’s former lover and his business partner are accused of trying to muscle in on a $40 million property development. The messy dispute involves claims of $1 million in missing money, email hacking and document fraud. Danielle McGuire, … Continue reading

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CYBER SCAM ALARM – Monday April 9 2012

– Personal details of thousands of Australians are being sold to international crime syndicates siphoning millions of dollars from retirees and naive investors. The nation’s peak crime body says the Federal Government’s databases are also at risk of being hacked. … Continue reading

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