24th August 2020
If financial institutions consider the global trade of physical commodities as a higher-risk product, that’s not without reason. The complexities that arise from the involvement of multiple jurisdictions and various stakeholders throughout several stages of a global trade transaction can be exploited by organised criminal networks to launder money, evade taxes,… Read More
19th August 2020
Indian taxpayers appear a step closer to reaping millions of dollars their fellow citizens have stashed illicitly in secrecy jurisdictions, following a recent landmark ruling against the elderly beneficiary of an undeclared Swiss bank account. Based on her declared taxable income of less than $4,000 in 2006, the powerful… Read More
19th August 2020
OCCRP – Oleg Tinkov is a self-made Russian billionaire with a penchant for private jets and luxury homes around the globe that bear his name, just like the online bank he founded. For years, Tinkov flaunted this lavish lifestyle on social media. In February, his family flew a $58-million… Read More
18th August 2020
AP – Hundreds of police officers searched shisha bars, tea houses and illegal gambling halls across western Germany early Sunday. The officers confiscated 34,000 euros (around $40,000) in cash, 19 gambling machines and three kilograms (6.6 pounds) of shisha tobacco, the German news agency dpa reported. Eleven stores were… Read More
12th August 2020
Donald Trump calls himself the “law and order” president, but when it comes to white collar crime, he has overseen a significant decline in enforcement. The prosecution of securities fraud, antitrust violations and other such crimes has hit a record low as the pandemic slows the courts, according to one… Read More
11th August 2020
The number of footballers investigated by HMRC rose dramatically in the tax year 2019-20, going up from 87 to 246 individuals, according to research by the accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young. The figures show footballers and their image rights are coming under increasing scrutiny as the UK tax authorities look… Read More
7th August 2020
Deputy Kirsten Morel, who chairs the Economic Affairs Scrutiny Panel, recently addressed comments made in Bermuda newspaper The Royal Gazette in an article discussing the territory’s move to introduce legislation for full transparency on company ownership by January 2023. In 2018, the UK parliament passed laws requiring the Overseas Territories… Read More
4th August 2020
Residents of known tax havens held more than $5.7 billion of cash in Australian bank accounts, according to figures released for the first time, suggesting the local financial system remains vulnerable to money laundering and tax avoidance. The data from the Australian Taxation Office has been made public as part… Read More
4th August 2020
Monzo is reviewing the quality of its financial crime controls and warned that the outcome could have a significant impact on its finances. The troubled digital bank, which issued a warning on Thursday over its ability to remain in business, began an investigation of its “financial crime control framework”… Read More
24th July 2020
More than £2 million of profits made by an Italian mafia gang and held in British bank accounts has been seized by City of London police. Westminster magistrates’ court ordered the forfeiture of the cash after detectives submitted evidence that it was being channelled through London in… Read More