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US filmmaker charged, ex-general held in Venezuela

The federal prosecutor’s office said Timothy Tracy, 35, of West Hollywood, California, was charged with crimes including conspiracy, association for criminal purposes and use of a false document.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 12:32pm

Former head of Iceland's failed Kaupthing bank faces conspiracy trial

Icelandic banker Sigurdur "Siggi" Einarsson, who ran Kaupthing bank until its collapse five years ago, is among nine former senior staff who have been charged in Reykjavik with orchestrating five large-scale market manipulation conspiracies.

21 Mar 2013 - 3:00am

Mafia extortion or double standard?

The American extortion of Standard Chartered is nearly over. The British bank is ready to pay off, sorry I mean settle with, the rest of the US mafia crew otherwise known as federal regulators, with a fine of US$330 million for breaching US sanctions against Iran.

7 Dec 2012 - 4:14am 5 comments

Former spy chief arrested in Sudan for 'inciting chaos'

Sudan arrested its former spy chief and other senior military and security officers yesterday after foiling what officials said was a plot to incite chaos and target leaders.

Witnesses said they saw army tanks and armoured vehicles moving down a main street in the centre of Khartoum around midnight, but life in the city was normal during the day with shops in the centre bustling.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:56am

Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks charged with bribery conspiracies

Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information - the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

New York cop plotted to kidnap and cook 100 women, court told

A New York police officer dreamed up plots to kidnap, torture, cook and eat at least 100 women whose photos, names and addresses he pulled from a confidential law enforcement database, authorities said.

27 Oct 2012 - 3:35am

Public Eye

Follow the paper trail to get to the bottom of 'basementgate'

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Conspiracy charges must stand up to proper scrutiny

'Apart from Angela Gong, each person against whom charges were laid in this case entered the trial court presumed innocent. They have left this court innocent and, let it be understood, without any cloud over his or her innocence.'

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Doctor accused of Jockey Club fraud

The ICAC has charged another voting member of the Hong Kong Jockey Club with fraud over an application for racing membership of the club, in an investigation that has already resulted in charges against nine people.

Dr David Ho Wai-tak, 69, a medical doctor, was the second of the club's 200 voting members charged. He faces one count of conspiracy to defraud.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Two children hit by van in serious condition

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am