Newsweek probe looking at alleged money laundering

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Newsweek probe is focusing on alleged money laundering, The Post has learned. The probe, run out of the DA’s cyber-crimes unit, is looking into a possible “money trail” linking San Francisco’s Olivet University and executives at Newsweek Media Group, the magazine’s parent, according to a

Couple accused of defrauding Medicare hit with new charges

A married couple previously accused of submitting more than $44 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and other private insurers were slapped with new charges Tuesday. Tea Kaganovich and Ramazi Mitaishivili both pleaded “not guilty” in Manhattan Criminal Court to various charges of grand larceny and money laundering for

Bitcoin is the perfect currency for terrorists

One of the latest tools terrorists are using isn’t a new kind of bomb, gun, suicide vest or other device that can kill and maim. The tool is bitcoin, the virtual currency created and exchanged using a decentralized network of computers, without the involvement of government and banks. Because

FBI seeks records from Cyprus bank with Russian ties

The FBI is seeking the financial records of a now-shuttered bank in Cyprus used by wealthy Russians with political connections and is being investigated for money laundering by the US government, a report on Sunday said. A source told The Guardian that the information sought from FBME bank was

Woman who sent bitcoin to ISIS benefited from visa: authorities

see also Federal authorities say a Pakistani-born woman accused in a bitcoin scheme to help the Islamic State group got a visa allowing her into United States because of her family ties. The Department of Homeland Security says Saturday that Zoobia Shahnaz, a naturalized U.S. citizen living on Long Island,

Manafort asks judge for early Christmas present

All he wants for Christmas is his Hamptons manse. Former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort on Monday asked a federal judge to let him enjoy the holidays with his family at his Bridgehampton home, just three days after being freed from house arrest while awaiting trial on money-laundering and

Russian lawyer behind Trump Jr. meeting calls into NY court

The shady Russian lawyer who once went to Trump Tower claiming she had dirt on Hillary Clinton made another appearance in Manhattan Thursday — this time phoning in to Manhattan court. Attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya — who got Donald Trump Jr.’s hopes up about Clinton dirt and then rambled about

Woman busted sending thousands in bitcoin to ISIS

A Long Island woman was busted sending tens of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins to ISIS fighters overseas — after swindling money from banks using bogus information. Zoobi Shahnaz, 27, of Brentwood allegedly then planned to flee the US for Syria, but was stopped at JFK airport. She

Ex-NFL player gets 40 years for running $10M fraud scheme

RICHMOND, Va. — A former University of Virginia and pro football player has been sentenced to 40 years for running a $10 million fraud scheme that victimized more than 50 investors. Federal prosecutors say in a news release that 37-year-old Merrill Robertson Jr. of Chesterfield was sentenced Wednesday. He

Criminals are reportedly using Airbnb to launder money

Russian criminals and cyber thieves are increasingly utilizing Airbnb listings as a clever way to launder money, according to a fascinating new report from The Daily Beast. Laundering money is of course nothing new, but Airbnb provides criminals with a seemingly straightforward way to turn dirty money into

Criminals are reportedly using Airbnb to launder money

Russian criminals and cyber thieves are increasingly utilizing Airbnb listings as a clever way to launder money, according to a fascinating new report from The Daily Beast. Laundering money is of course nothing new, but Airbnb provides criminals with a seemingly straightforward way to turn dirty money into

Diamond District’s very own ‘godfather’ exposed

It was a sunny spring day in May 2004 when Carlos Fortier, a hit man dressed all in black, hurried up Sixth Avenue toward his intended target, his hand clutching a Colt .45 semiautomatic. He knew what he had to do. His eyes locked on Eduard Nektalov, a prominent

Fugitive Nigerian playboy’s yacht spotted at marina in Mexico

Nigerian fugitive and New York playboy Kola Aluko, who is wanted for his role in a $1.76 billion oil scam, may be hiding in plain sight on his $80 million yacht in Mexico, sources told The Post. American tourists at a swanky resort in Playa Mujeres spied the 213-foot yacht, which

Manafort reportedly probed in New York for money laundering

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is reportedly being investigated for money laundering in addition to the probes surrounding the Trump team’s alleged ties to Russia. see also Manafort is being probed by the US attorney for the Southern District of New York in collaboration with a probe by special counsel Robert

Illicit activity is hurting Bitcoin’s future

Dear John: I really think you missed the boat on bitcoin. You assume bitcoin is just money, when in fact it has many other uses. It’s here to stay, and will disrupt every industry, including governance. Bitcoin ATMs are an easy on/off ramp, since due to regulations in the US it’s very

Feds want to seize Nigerian playboy’s yacht, penthouse

Looks like the party’s over for Kola Aluko. Nigerian playboy Aluko — who has courted Naomi Campbell and celebrated a birthday with Leonardo DiCaprio — is targeted in a federal lawsuit aiming to seize his $80 million yacht and his $50.9 million One57 penthouse. The suit claims the yacht, which Aluko once

HSBC won’t have to release money-laundering report: suit

HSBC, one of the biggest banks in the world, won a major victory on Wednesday when a New York federal appeals court reversed a lower court’s decision to release a potentially damaging report detailing the bank’s money-laundering practices. Judge John Gleeson, an ex-Brooklyn federal judge, had “exceeded” the authority of his

Shady Malaysian billionaire gave millions to celebs’ charities

Shady Malaysian businessman Jho Low allegedly stole from the poor of his homeland to give to charities favored by American celebrities. Low, a chubby, socially awkward Wharton grad, is at the center of a $6 billion theft from Malaysian development fund 1MDB, which was created to help poor people in the

Investor: “Pharma Bro’ milked me for millions

An investor from Arizona lost close to $5 million by investing in one of Martin Shkreli’s failed hedge funds and said the “Pharma Bro” repeatedly pumped him for more money, according to testimony Friday. Josiah Austin, 70, told jurors in Brooklyn federal court – where Shkreli is on trial for securities

“Pharma Bro’ compares prosecutors to “junior varsity’

“Pharma Bro” just can’t keep his mouth shut. Martin Shkreli slammed Brooklyn prosecutors as a “junior varsity” team that’s blaming him for “capitalism” in a nearly 10-minute rant to reporters Friday. The 34-year-old notorious drug price gouger waltzed out of the Brooklyn federal courtroom – where he’s being tried for securities fraud

Judge amused by having two “Martin Shkreli’s in federal court

A federal judge in Brooklyn got a kick out of the fact that a defendant named Martin Shkreli appeared before him in court on Thursday — as “America’s most hated man” Martin Shkreli was standing trial in the same courthouse on securities fraud charges. “Is his name also Martin Shkreli? Is

“Pharma Bro’ whines about coverage of jury selection by “lying media’

Embattled ​self-described ​pharmaceutical “genius” Martin Shkreli took to Facebook ​before court Thursday to denigrate the work of reporters who covered his jury selection by detailing citizens variously called him a “snake” and a “dick.” The “Pharma bro” protested that “only” a tenth of the jury pool hated his guts. “About 30 out

Martin Shkreli faces charges in drug and weapons scheme (no, not that one)

It was the tale of two Martin Shkrelis in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday – as one tried to find a juror who didn’t hate his guts while the other was charged with laundering $800,000 in purported drug proceeds. More On: money laundering Pakistan freezes accounts of 5,000 suspected terrorists Jack Ma's Ant Financial close

Pakistan freezes accounts of 5,000 suspected terrorists

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has frozen the accounts of 5,000 suspected terrorists, taking about $3 million out of their pockets, but Islamabad could still come under scrutiny at a crucial June meeting of an international watchdog that tracks terror financing. Analysts and government officials say political foot-dragging and sympathetic supporters throughout Pakistan