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UAE Convicts Alleged 1MDB Co-Conspirators: Report

Two individuals accused of playing prominent roles in the sprawling 1Malaysia Development Bhd. scandal have been convicted of financial crimes in Abu Dhabi, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court sentenced Khadem al Qubaisi, a United Arab Emirates citizen who previously headed the International Petroleum Investment Company… Read More

Hong Kong tycoons start moving assets offshore as fears rise over new extradition law

Some Hong Kong tycoons have started moving personal wealth offshore as concern deepens over a local government plan to allow extraditions of suspects to face trial in China for the first time, according to financial advisers, bankers and lawyers familiar with such transactions. One tycoon, who considers himself potentially politically… Read More

Sudan’s Bashir charged with corruption, in first appearance since April

Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown and detained in April. Looking much the same as prior to his removal by the military, he was driven to the prosecutor’s office in Khartoum. He… Read More
17th June 2019
Estonian police said they held three employees of local bank Tallinna Aripank for questioning this week for 48 hours as part of an investigation into suspected money laundering and bribery. Estonia’s bank system has been in the spotlight after Denmark’s largest lender, Danske Bank, said last year more than 200… Read More
14th June 2019
AP — The U.S. Education Department has opened investigations into foreign funding at Georgetown University and Texas A&M University as part of a broader push to monitor international money flowing to American colleges. Both universities are being ordered to disclose years of financial records amid concerns they have not fully… Read More
14th June 2019
Algeria’s supreme court on Thursday remanded ex-prime minister Abdelmalek Sellal in custody over graft allegations, state TV said, in a crackdown on alleged corruption and cronyism among associates of former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The court later ordered the detention of former trade minister Amara Benyounes over his alleged involvement in… Read More
14th June 2019
Brazil’s Petrobras found suspicious activity in its oil trading business – and failed to stop it – six years before an alleged bribery scandal erupted in that unit in 2018, according to three people with knowledge of the situation and documents seen by Reuters. A 2012 internal probe at the… Read More
13th June 2019
Algeria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia be held in custody after he faced a judge over a corruption investigation, state TV reported, sending some Algerians onto the streets in celebration. The court later also detained former transport and public works minister Abdelghani Zaalane after a… Read More
12th June 2019
Shares in India’s Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd slumped for a second consecutive day on Tuesday, after local media reported that an anti-corruption probe into the bank had uncovered a sizable fraud at the state-run lender. Shares in the bank closed down 6.72% at 48.55 rupees, after falling 12.4% on… Read More
12th June 2019
It is one of the most ambitious anti-money laundering (AML) bills presented to the US Congress in years, though its greater distinction may be that it arrives with something harder to come by than ambition on Capitol Hill: bipartisan support from well-placed lawmakers. Four members of the Senate Banking Committee—Sens. Read More
11th June 2019
Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on corruption charges on Monday in a blow to the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party over what media said was an investigation into false bank accounts and money laundering. Zardari, widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, was arrested by the National Accountability… Read More
11th June 2019
Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro and federal prosecutors scrambled to respond on Monday to reports published by news website The Intercept based on what it said were leaked messages from a corruption probe. The Intercept said it was only beginning to report on an “enormous trove” of leaked messages… Read More
11th June 2019
Senegal’s justice ministry asked prosecutors on Monday to launch an inquiry into the country’s energy contracts after a report alleged that the president’s brother was involved in fraud related to two offshore gas blocks being developed by BP. After the publication of the investigation by the BBC last week, President… Read More