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Feds: Russian Mob Ran Celebrity Poker Games

Members of Russian organized crime ran high-stakes poker games attended by professional athletes, Hollywood celebrities and Wall Street titans, federal authorities in New York said.

04/16/2013

The King Emerald (file / credit: COLUMBIA Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH)

Germany, Cyprus Based Shipping Companies Admit Dumping Off U.S. Shores

Two international shipping firms pleaded guilty to obstruction and other charges in connection with what the U.S. Attorney’s Office characterized as a pattern of falsifying records to hide the illegal dumping of engine sludge and oil-contaminated waste into the ocean.

03/22/2013