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To Speak Out, or Not to Speak Out?
The killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in May and the subsequent protests split US society in a way that few other events have. While companies in all sectors have increasingly engaged in corporate activism in recent...
Retail Aug 11, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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India Seeks Interpol’s Help in Hunt for Modi
Indian authorities have called on Interpol to help trackdown Nirav Modi, according to Reuters, following reports the fugitive jeweleris in the UK. The nation’s federal law-enforcement agency has asked the internationalpolice organization to issue a “red...
Financial-Legal Jun 13, 2018 Rapaport News
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Gang of Diamond Fraudsters Arrested
New York police have arrested 10 men accused of defraudingwholesalers out of diamonds valued at more than $9 million, the US Attorney’sOffice for the Southern District of New York announced.The accused wrote bad checks, forged documents and...
Financial-Legal Apr 06, 2017 Rapaport News
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Police Nab Man with Bling in Underwear
Customs police seized close to $322,000 (EUR 300,000) worth of roughdiamonds a man tried to sneak into Belgium in his underpants, TheIndependent reported.Police believe the man had come from the Democratic Republicof the Congo, according...
Mining Jan 24, 2017 Rapaport News
Police Arrest Suspect in Connection With 47th Street Robbery
Rondu Frisby was arrested and federal charges are pending against him in connection with the armed robbery of the Watch Standard at 23 W. 47th Street in Manhattan on November 11. The police continue searching for two...
Financial-Legal Nov 18, 2014 Jeff Miller
Diamond Hub Could Benefit From Its Own Police Task Force
Diamond theft in Surat is becoming a cause for concern across the world’s biggest diamond trading hub. The city reportedly had 14 incidents of diamond looting and 35 thefts since 2009. Worse yet, according to a news report...
Manufacturing Jul 31, 2014 Zainab Morbiwala
AWDC Integrates Anti-Tiger Kidnapping Programs
Press Release: In collaboration with the local Police Antwerp, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre Security Office (AWDC SO) launches an integrated anti-tiger-kidnapping program. Ari Epstein, the CEO of AWDC, said, “We are fortunate...
Marketing Jun 27, 2013 AWDC
Police Hunt for Three Suspects in St. Paul Metro
Three burglars made off with an unspecified amount of jewelry from Diamonds on Main in Stillwater, Minnesota early this morning. Surveillance video shows that the suspects smashed through the front door of the store at about...
Retail May 01, 2012 Jeff Miller
JSA Issues Homicide Alert Following Westport Murder
The Jewelers' Security Alliance (JSA) issued a special crime alert today following the murder of jeweler Yekutiel Zeevi at his Westport, Connecticut facility this past Thursday. Police released surveillance photos of a person they wish...
Financial-Legal Dec 12, 2011 Jeff Miller
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