21st December 2020
Illicit funds from Azerbaijan were used by a London couple to fly female models to Ibiza by private jet and pay school fees, a court has been told in a case being conducted under a veil of secrecy. The National Crime Agency alleges that the spending came from nearly £14 million of corrupt… Read More
17th December 2020
A former Venezuelan national treasurer and her husband were indicted by a Miami federal grand jury Tuesday on charges of accepting millions in bribes from a billionaire businessman who paid them through U.S. bank accounts so he could make a fortune off the Venezuelan government’s lucrative currency exchange system. Former… Read More
15th December 2020
A “star” bank manager from Beijing has been jailed for life for stealing the equivalent of US$400 million from clients and using the money to finance her lavish lifestyle. Zhang Ying, the former head of the Hangtianqiao branch of China Minsheng Bank in Beijing, was found guilty of using fake… Read More
2nd December 2020
With only a day to go before the deadline for EU member-states to transpose the bloc’s Sixth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (6AMLD), significant questions remain unanswered about how it will be enforced on a national-level. In an apparent response to recent banking scandals, the directive will make the “aiding and… Read More
24th November 2020
By Pierre Dupont, Roshanak Taghavi and Kira Zalan, OCCRP, 23 November 2020 OCCRP — The Bongo family has ruled Gabon for over five decades — and for nearly as long, they have been accused of looting their nation’s wealth. Authorities in France and the U.S. have over the years investigated… Read More
24th November 2020
Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Roger Ng asked for the foreign bribery case against him to be dismissed, saying he “warned” the bank not to do business with Malaysian financier Jho Low. Ng, who says he told Goldman that Low was “not to be trusted,” is facing trial… Read More
24th November 2020
FIFA on Monday barred the top official in African soccer from the sport for five years, upending the leadership of one of its six regional confederations only months before a presidential election and offering a new reminder that corruption continues to plague global soccer even at its most senior levels. Read More
19th November 2020
The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is calling for additional reforms to the country’s system for reporting suspicious transactions in an effort to scale back the volume of defensive filings it receives, the Financial Times reported Thursday. Although the Home Office has launched a “transformation programme” aimed at overhauling… Read More
18th November 2020
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak asked a U.S. court on Tuesday for permission to seek documents and testimony from investment bank Goldman Sachs to help in his defence against criminal charges in Malaysia over the 1MDB financial scandal. Najib, who is on bail after being sentenced to 12 years… Read More
13th November 2020
German Lillevali can thank the coronavirus for getting out of an immigration facility in the California desert, but his troubles are far from over. The former financier had changed his name and left Moscow two years ago owing clients millions before being detained in the U.S. for overstaying his visa. Read More