Media Reports Prompt Accusation that California Congressman Violated Magnitsky Sanctions

A complaint filed on July 21 accuses a California congressman and his staff director of lobbying against a US law that sanctions Russian officials linked to the 2009 death of a whistleblower.

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Largest Dark Web Marketplace for Illicit Drugs, Firearms, Malware and More Shut Down

The largest criminal marketplace on the dark web for the illicit trade of drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and more was shut down Thursday, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced.

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Italian Police: Mafia and Nigerian “Vikings” Gang Collaborating in Palermo

Italian police say the Sicilian Mafia Cosa Nostra is allegedly collaborating with a Nigerian organized criminal group called the Vikings, which is now controlling drug and prostitution rings in Palermo, media reported Wednesday.

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Mexico Targets Journalists/Activists With Spyware Reserved for Criminals

The Mexican government has targeted journalists, lawyers, and anti-corruption activists using spyware intended for monitoring criminals and terrorists, according to a report released Monday.

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Hate Slaying Sparks Outcry

A community response to the killing of a 66-year-old black man was held in Manhattan Friday. Timothy Caughman was stabbed to death by a white supremacist late Monday night. The suspect, 28-year-old James Harris Jackson, was charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime Thursday.

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