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Subsidies to the rich cost us much more than benefit fraud

What the Sunday Papers said

The Independent on Sunday: Big four auditors face monopoly interrogation

Inside trading pair must repay £1.5m

A City banker and his wife convicted of one of the biggest insider trading deals bought to a UK court have been ordered to repay more than £1.5 million they illegally obtained.

Police seize dead lorry driver's £1.3m

A judge has ordered the seizure of £1.3 million in cash which was found in a bedroom by detectives investigating the death of a lorry driver.

Album: Antibalas, Antibalas (Daptone)

With their fifth album, the Brooklyn-based Antibalas show themselves to be almost as potent an Afrobeat ensemble as even the late Fela Kuti's greatest bands.

A deserted street in Aleppo

Thousands flee fighting in Aleppo after Syrian forces shell rebels

More than 200,000 Syrians have fled the city of Aleppo amid intense clashes between regime forces bombarding rebels who have seized large swathes of the city.

Boris Johnson defends London's financial sector

Boris Johnson today defended London's financial sector from international criticism in the wake of the latest banking scandal.

Man jailed for record 17 years for £34m tax fraud

A man who stole £34m in PAYE employee tax has been jailed for 17 years – one of the longest fraud sentences in British criminal history.

Most fraud is committed by company insiders

Company insiders are the biggest perpetrators of fraud against businesses, committing nearly two-thirds of all cases, new figures reveal.

Frauds against companies 'are usually inside jobs'

Company insiders are the biggest perpetrators of fraud against businesses, committing nearly two-thirds of all cases, new figures reveal.

Guns for sale at a trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, with 1,050 exhibitors from 51 countries

UN talks could finally rein in lawless trade in killing

At first glance they look like any other bullet. A 54mm slither of brass built for one purpose – to kill another human being. But bullets tell a story.

OFT's new boss on big pay cut

The Office of Fair Trading's new boss will take up the reins of the trading watchdog on less than half the salary of his predecessor, it emerged yesterday.

Volodymyr Gerashchenko

Ukraine Olympic chief filmed offering to sell thousand pounds worth of Olympics tickets on black market

The General Secretary of Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee has been filmed offering to sell several thousand pounds worth of Olympics tickets to an undercover reporter posing as a ticket tout.

First 'organ trafficking' case found

The first case of someone being brought to Britain to have an organ removed for trafficking has been uncovered, according to a report.

Two found guilty of Olympic money-laundering

Two men have been jailed for money laundering following a £2.3 million fraud against the Olympic Delivery Authority.

On 5 April, thieves broke into Durham University through a hole in the wall, and took a jade bowl and a porcelain sculpture worth £2m. Four men and one woman have been arrested

No clues to the ultimate Chinese takeaway

The theft of oriental art from Cambridge University has police stumped. By Charlie Cooper

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