All money laundering articles – Page 2

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    SFO: Tell-tale signs of money laundering


    Serious and organised crime costs the United Kingdom an estimated £24 billion a year, states a new government report setting out the threats posed by money laundering. With the report, the government relaunched its “Flag it Up” campaign to raise awareness and show how the legal and accountancy sectors can ...

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    Paradise for money launderers


    A look at what the Paradise Papers uncovered, the European Union’s reaction, and what progress needs to be made on implementing proper disclosure and transparency to thwart future money laundering enterprises.

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    The (anti) corruption London bus tour


    A London bus tour that features the proceeds of corruption, exploring properties alleged to have been purchased with monies purloined from the country of Nigeria by the country’s former oil minister, the disgraced and now arrested, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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    Fallout of corruption in South Africa worries U.K. government


    The House of Lords, the U.K. Parliament’s upper chamber, debated this month what action the U.K. government is taking to prevent money laundering through British banks by families and businesspeople linked to the government of South Africa.

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    FinCEN: Beware of laundering Venezuela bribe money


    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory, warning banks about widespread public corruption in Venezuela and what methods Venezuelan senior political figures may use to move and hide corruption proceeds.

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    OFAC red cards Mexican footballer Marquez


    A prominent Mexican football star finds himself on OFAC's black list for allegedly fronting for a known drug kingpin. Just when you thought soccer couldn't get any more dramatic.

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    FTC bust targeted money laundering, fraudulent merchant accounts


    The Federal Trade Commission has charged 12 defendants with laundering millions of dollars in credit card charges through fraudulent merchant accounts.

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    Shell companies in the U.S.—beginning of the end?


    The Man From FCPA explores the issues surrounding shell companies and, in particular, money laundering enforcement.

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    London bank official jailed for taking bribes


    A U.K. court on 20th June sentenced a former London bank official to six years in prison for accepting more than £2million in bribes in return for approving large loans.

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    Lost in fraud translation


    Paul Hodgson explores the case of Jacques de Groote, the 90-year-old former CEO of the World Bank and director of the International Monetary Fund, who has spent the last decade in court battling allegations of fraud and corruption.

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    Former Assistant U.S. Attorney joins Hinshaw & Culbertson


    The U.S. law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson has named Kenneth Yeadon, Previously an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and a senior attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, as a partner in the Chicago office.

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    U.K. introduces bill to tackle criminal financing


    The U.K. government has published legislation that gives law enforcement agencies new powers to tackle money laundering and corruption, seize the proceeds of crime, and counter terrorist financing. Jaclyn Jaeger reports.

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    U.K. FCA issues strong new financial crime reporting rules


    Taking issue with numerous reports that London is an ideal environment for money laundering and other financial crimes, the city is fighting back, writes Neil Hodge.

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    Basel Index finds slippage in AML efforts


    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, an international consortium that develops banking standards, has issued its “Basel AML Index,” an annual ranking of country risk regarding money laundering and terrorism financing. The overall conclusion this year, says Joe Mont: A majority of countries fall short in the effective implementation and ...

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    EU tackles tax abuse in the wake of Panama Papers


    The Panama Papers document leak shed much light on a deep and pervasive effort to evade taxes. Since then, the European Union has passed a number of new rules to improve tax transparency and close tax loopholes. According to CW’s Paul Hodgson, the EU is only just getting started.

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    Mossack Fonseca leak prompts global compliance crackdown


    While politicians draw fire for their connections to shell companies, regulators and legislators are threatening to take action. CW’s Joe Mont says to expect plenty of renewed scrutiny on beneficial ownership data, attacks on U.S. incorporation laws, and a focus on how firms conduct due diligence on third parties, business ...

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    Data collection could be key to battling trade-based money laundering


    Trade-based money laundering is a common technique for funding terrorist activities through seemingly innocuous trade activity that essentially hides criminal transactions in plain sight. And it will take the combined efforts of U.S. Customs, FinCEN, the Department of Commerce, and port authorities (and their counterparts in other countries) to compile ...

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    Treasury Moves to Shine a Light on Real Estate Transactions


    Recently, the U.S. Treasury Department said it would begin demanding to know the names of folks behind the shell companies, which ultra-wealthy foreigners use to hide behind multimillion-dollar real estate purchases. Efforts by the U.S. Treasury Department to police more closely large cash purchases of real estate as a method ...

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    AML Regulations in NY Force CCOs to Rethink Everything


    Earlier this month New York officials proposed new anti-money laundering regulations for financial institutions that fall under that state’s regulatory regime and supervision—which pretty much includes every major international bank in the world. Along with heightened demands for monitoring programs that detect money laundering red flags, the requirements seek to ...

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    Standard Chartered Bolsters Its Financial Crime Unit Amid Regulatory Trouble


    Standard Chartered is adding more staff to its financial crimes team, following a probe by U.S. regulators for an alleged breach in sanctions laws that resulted in a $400 million fine in 2012. In its first-half results announced last week, the bank said, “There is a range of potential penalties ...