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International Criminal Court urged to investigate Venezuela for alleged crimes against humanity

September 27, 2018 |

Five South American countries and Canada want Venezuela placed under investigation as a humanitarian crisis continues to roil the country. – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

CBS to Investigate Allegations of Sexual Harassment Against Moonves

July 28, 2018 |

CBS said it would investigate allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, putting him on the hot seat at the same time he is locked in a legal battle with the media company’s controlling shareholder. US Business


Canadian police investigate beating of Muslim man as hate crime

July 20, 2018 |

Two brothers from Ontario who allegedly assaulted several people, including one man who reportedly remains in intensive care, are the subjects of a hate crime investigation, Canadian police said Wednesday. – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

Special Unit Formed to Investigate Crypto Cases in India

July 11, 2018 |

Special Unit Formed to Investigate Crypto Cases in India

A special investigations unit has been set up in the Indian state of Maharashtra where there is a rise in bitcoin-related scams. The unit will take over the investigation of all cases relating to cryptocurrency in the state that are currently handled by various police departments.

Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space

Special Unit Formed for Crypto

Minister Deepak Vasant Kesarkar, a member of the 13th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, made a statement regarding cryptocurrency cases in his state on Tuesday. The Pune Mirror quoted him replying to a Calling Attention motion tabled by the opposition leader in the Legislative Council:

A special investigative team (SIT) will be formed to investigate all cases related to cryptocurrency, including bitcoin, in Maharashtra…The SIT will take over investigations currently being done by various units of the state police.

He explained that the new unit will be headed “by an official of the rank of additional director-general of police,” adding that it has been given three months to research all of the companies “that have cheated investors in the name of cryptocurrency.”

Panel to Probe Scams

Special Unit Formed to Investigate Crypto Cases in IndiaThe Maharashtra government has also decided to conduct an inquiry using “a panel headed by additional director general of Economic Offence (EO) Prabhat Kumar,” DNA publication detailed.

“The panel will be entitled to coordinate with central agencies including Enforcement Directorate (ED) for probe in such scams.”

Kesarkar told the news outlet:

Already such cases were reported in Thane, Pune, Nanded and Kolhapur where members of public have been allegedly cheated through cryptocurrency.

The Pune Mirror elaborated, “It is estimated that investors from the state were cheated to the tune of around Rs. 2,000 crore [~US$ 2,906,400] in cryptocurrency trade,” adding that “the most common method of cheating was offering high returns under the multi-level marketing (MLM) scheme.”

Other Recent Crypto Fraud Cases

Special Unit Formed to Investigate Crypto Cases in IndiaLast week, the Indian Congress party alleged that some of the top BJP party leaders are involved in a bitcoin scam in Gujarat. The Financial Express quoted a Congress spokesperson saying there were “reports of the state police blackmailing some businessmen in Surat for extortion and named a former BJP legislator as one of the kingpins.”

On Monday, a city sessions court refused bail to seven police officers who were arrested in connection with a bitcoin extortion case in June, according to the Times of India. They were accused of being part of the police team that allegedly abducted and detained Surat-based builder Shailesh Bhatt and forced him and his business partner Kirit Paladiya to transfer 200 BTC.

The move by the Maharashtra government came just four days after the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) went into effect.

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NJ officer seen punching woman in the head during arrest at popular beach; police investigate

May 28, 2018 |

Officers involved in a violent scuffle with a 20-year-old woman suspected of underage drinking at a New Jersey beach Saturday were “reassigned to administrative duty pending the outcome of a full and thorough investigation,” according to officials Sunday.
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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Can Trump lawfully investigate his investigators?

May 24, 2018 |

This past weekend, President Donald Trump suggested that his presidential campaign may have been the victim of spies or moles who were FBI informants or undercover agents. He demanded an investigation to get to the bottom of the matter.
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Justice Department Will Investigate Alleged FBI Abuse

March 29, 2018 |

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is going to investigate reports of alleged FBI misconduct in the Russia investigation—but it’s not a move that goes far enough for Republicans, who accuse the department of abusing its powers because of anti-Trump bias. Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz says his…

FTC: Yes, We Will Investigate Facebook

March 26, 2018 |

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook’s privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including whether the company engaged in “unfair acts” that cause “substantial injury” to consumers, the AP reports. Facebook’s stock, which already took a big hit last week, plunged as a result. Facebook said in a…


International court may investigate Venezuela

February 20, 2018 |

The International Criminal Court is looking into allegations of excessive force and other abuses by Venezuela’s government in response to sometimes deadly anti-regime protests, its prosecutor said Thursday. – RSS Channel – Regions – Americas

California’s two health insurance regulators to investigate Aetna coverage decisions

February 13, 2018 |

Both of California’s health insurance regulators said they will investigate how Aetna Inc. makes coverage decisions, as the lawsuit of a California man who is suing the nation’s third-largest insurer for improper denial of care heads for opening arguments Wednesday.

The Department of Managed Health…

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