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THIS WEEK: Tycoon Shumuk fraud file goes missing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala tycoon Shukla Babubhai Mukesh was last week charged with fraud and now his file has gone missing from police, reports say. Mukesh commonly known as Shumuk is the boss behind Shumuk Aluminium Industries and was facing 13 counts ranging from forgery, uttering false …

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Man charged over Nigerian ‘First Lady’ email scam

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | A 48-year-old man appeared in court on Monday accused of attempting to defraud people around the world of $20.5 million by pretending to be Nigeria’s First Lady. Julius Anyawu Uche was charged with 10 offences under cybercrimes legislation after scam emails were sent in the …

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Italy fines Apple, Samsung millions for slowing phones

Rome, Italy | AFP | Italy’s competition authority on Wednesday said it was fining Apple and Samsung 10 and five million euros ($11.5 and $5.7 million) respectively for the so-called “planned obsolescence” of their smartphones. The ruling is believed to be the first against the manufacturers following accusations worldwide that …

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US judge jails rapper DMX one year for tax fraud

New York, United States | AFP |  A US federal judge on Wednesday sentenced troubled American rapper DMX, best known for his taunting song “Party Up (Up in Here),” to one year behind bars for tax fraud. The 47-year-old rapper and actor, real name Earl Simmons, pleaded guilty last November …

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Six people remanded over sim card fraud

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Six people have been charged and remanded to Luzira prison for alleged procuring and obtaining registration of sim-cards using other people’s National IDs. The suspects including three juveniles appeared before Mwanga 11 Court Grade One Magistrate Julius Mwesigye in Lubaga Division. They include; Alex Ogola, …

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Israel police grill Netanyahu on new fraud case

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli police arrived on Friday at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home where media reports said they were to question him for an eighth time over allegations of fraud and bribery. An AFP journalist saw police arriving at Netanyahu’s official Jerusalem residence in two vehicles at …

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