11th January 2019
AP — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers in a classified briefing Thursday that the Trump administration will keep strict U.S. sanctions on Oleg Deripaska and any companies he owns, but Democrats say they still have concerns that the government is being too soft on the… Read More
11th January 2019
Former footballer Sam Sodje has reportedly been accused of laundering thousands of pounds after he helped fraudsters move their cash through his bank account. As part of the scheme, the fraudsters sent emails to firms in Columbia, India and Italy, purporting to be their supplier. Funds were then paid into… Read More
11th January 2019
Germany’s financial markets watchdog is requiring Deutsche Bank to re-examine the files of about 20,000 risky clients by the end of June as part of its “know your customer” process, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. Deutsche Bank has come under fire for weaknesses in its procedures… Read More
10th January 2019
Iran said on Wednesday that it would reciprocate after the European Union added two Iranian individuals and an Iranian intelligence unit to the bloc’s terrorist list. EU ministers agreed on Tuesday to add the names to the list and freeze their assets, effective from Wednesday, as the Netherlands accused Iran… Read More
10th January 2019
The US has imposed sanctions on the owner of a TV station, former Venezuelan government officials and other companies it says were part of a bribery and currency exchange scheme that generated over $2.4 billion in corrupt proceeds. Venezuelan officials plundered funds from the government through conducting illegal foreign… Read More
10th January 2019
A member of parliament from Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority ruling Conservative Party was cleared on Wednesday of declaring false expenses during Britain’s 2015 national election in which he narrowly beat leading Brexit figure Nigel Farage. Craig Mackinlay, 52, defeated Farage, the former head of the UKIP party, to win… Read More
10th January 2019
A key element in the application of the risk-based approach (RBA) to financial crime is the identification by a firm of those countries with which its customers are closely linked and which are also adjudged to be high risk in financial crime terms. There are many lists of such high-risk… Read More
9th January 2019
A North London man who falsely claimed his business was a small pottery unit when it was in fact a profitable cash-generating Chinese restaurant has been jailed. The businessman owned outlets in North Greenwich and at Gun Wharf Quays shopping centre in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He failed to declare cash… Read More
9th January 2019
Workers at some local Barclays Bank branches have been trained to detect the signs of human trafficking, the proceeds of which are commonly laundered through bank accounts. The training was part of an awareness raising initiative with anti-trafficking charity Stop the Traffik, which saw staff at Barclays branches in… Read More
9th January 2019
The U.S. case against the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada last month, centres on the company’s suspected ties to two obscure companies. One is a telecom equipment seller that operated in Tehran; the other is that firm’s owner, a holding company registered… Read More