Crime

Crypto lender Celsius backed its token, benefiting insiders – the US bankruptcy examiner

SINGAPORE/LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Bankrupt crypto lender Celsius Network used investor money and customer deposits to back its own token, inflating its balance sheet while two of its founders cashed in millions, a report issued by a U.S. court investigator said. . Tuesday showed. Crypto lenders like Celsius have boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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Chatora’s Harare Voices and Beyond is a welcome addition to the crime fiction canon

Andrew Chatora While the literary novel dominates the Zimbabwean scene, genre fiction is no stranger to the nation. The crime novel is a particularly guilty pleasure with titles such as All Come To Dust by Bryony Rheam and Detective Sibanda Series (Sibanda and the Rainbird, Sibanda and the Black Hawk Sparrow, Sibanda and the Death’s …

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‘Mamou:’ Mardi Gras crime novel takes the ‘Dixie Iditarod’ from Flora-Bam to Cajun country

Fat Tuesday: Party hard, go to bed early. Clean Wednesday: Get up at midnight, gather a crew, go rob a bank. What could go wrong? You could argue that Chris Warner has spent most of his life researching his new novel Mardi Gras, or at least the parts of it that don’t directly relate to …

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Crypto crime to reach record $20 billion in 2022, report says

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Illegal use of cryptocurrencies reached a record $20.1 billion last year as transactions involving companies targeted by U.S. sanctions surged, data from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis showed on Thursday. The cryptocurrency market faltered in 2022, as risk appetite decreased and various crypto companies failed. Investors were left with heavy losses, …

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Steve Stanley publishes his debut true crime novel – “Criminal Tendencies: The Salvatore Luzani Story”

“Criminal Tendencies” is based on the true story of Salvatore Luzani, who went from being an almost normal high school student in the suburbs to forming his own paramilitary “crew” and climbing the ladder to become a top drug dealer. He was not ashamed to fight against any enemy, including the mafia. Orlando, Florida – …

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Best crime fiction of 2022 by Declan Hughes and Declan Burke – The Irish Times

Declan Hughes Leaves, twice, mean, not nice. But before I move on to my pick of the best crime novels I’ve read this year (a gentle reminder that there are too many published annually for two Declans to be comprehensive, let alone one), I want to note a few seasonal tidbits ahead. Dalziell and Pascoe …

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The Return of Three American Masters — The Best New Crime Thrillers

Crime writers of both sexes — from various countries — often grumble about the fact that America’s crime heavyweights (usually white, male, and late middle-aged) are accorded a gravitas that others struggle to achieve. But I’m afraid this column can’t help the grumblers this week because it begins with three novelists who fit that description …

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