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Kent Police and highway money laundering

What is it about Kent Police in the UK that they seem to have developed a sixth sense for vehicles in which they will find suspected criminals of one kind or another as they speed along the motorways in the general direction of the Channel Ports.

Yesterday, they intercepted a car that had allegedly been involved in a robbery in Cambridgeshire on the M20 just outside the village of Charing, near Ashford. In the car was a 33 year old man who was wanted on suspicion of robbery and money laundering.

In a separate incident, in the ancient town of Rochester, they arrested two men in possession of drugs hidden inside a modified deodorant can. It's almost as if they have x-ray vision.


Indians in the USA were one end of a telephone fraud out of India

Four Indian men living in New Jersey, Florida, Arizona and Pennsylvania are the latest to plead guilty for their roles in liquidating and laundering victim payments generated through a massive telephone impersonation fraud and money laundering scheme perpetrated by a network of call centres in India. Basically, the call-centres telephoned US residents and convinced them that they represented the Inland Revenue Service or US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Threats of some form of legal action were made if sums were not paid. Victims paid. In the USA, "runners" obtained the money and laundered the proceeds.



Guilty Plea to charges of providing material support to terrorists

Maalik Alim Jones, 32, a U.S. citizen who resided in Maryland until 2011, pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to al Shabaab, a designated foreign terrorist organization based in Somalia, conspiring to receive military training from al Shabaab, and carrying and using an AK-47 machine gun, rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons in furtherance of his support for al Shabaab.



For sale: utterly knackered Lear Jet

Amongst the maintenance and repair issues for this Mexican registered 1991 Lear Jet are that the lavatory pulls out into the galley. The Auction house wants offers over USD95,000 - and the buyer has to move this chunk of junk or pay storage charges after buying it. It's definitely not legally airworthy. You can go and look at it tomorrow in Houston, Texas, if you want, and either make an offer or join in the on-line auction which has one of those dodgy things where the auction never closes if someone makes a bid within the last five minutes. Oh, and one last thing: any sale is subject to any liens that may be recorded against it in the Mexican aircraft registry.



NZ Business Owner guilty of serious fraud

Trevor James Lock, prosecuted by New Zealand's Serious Fraud Office, has been found guilty of 20 offences for taking payment for goods, spending the money and not delivering the product which, the Judge found, risked damaging New Zealand's reputation in export markets.



UK's SFO has becomethe Serious Bribery Office

"Since last September, new investigations have been opened into 14 cases, 12 involving bribery and two fraud. Whilst we do not announce all our investigations for operational reasons, new cases include: Airbus, Ethical Forestry Limited, Rio Tinto, and Petrofac, Kellogg Brown & Root and ABB Ltd as spin offs from Unaoil." said David Green CB QC, Director, last week.