23rd July 2020
Italian and Swiss police have rounded up 74 suspected members of the ’NDrangheta mafia, lifting the lid on the international reach of the secretive criminal organisation. More than 700 officers took part in raids in Calabria, the crime syndicate’s home in the toe of Italy, and in Switzerland, seizing assets… Read More
22nd July 2020
Construction industry identity George Alex, his son Arthur and the wife of jailed drug kingpin Michael Ibrahim are allegedly among members of a major crime syndicate who have been arrested over their involvement in tax fraud and money laundering. In raids across Sydney and the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning,… Read More
21st July 2020
AP – The U.S. Justice Department has filed a series of lawsuits seeking to recover at least $104 million in funds allegedly embezzled by former officials in Kuwait’s Ministry of Defense. The seven lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles claim the laundered funds were used to… Read More
21st July 2020
The Clarence S. Brooks Foundation is located in a nondescript three-story building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles that also has a Wells Fargo bank branch and an urgent care among its tenants. From there, the small charitable foundation established in 2004 that had $5.8 million in assets at the… Read More
20th July 2020
A seven-and-a-half-year investigation into the origins of a fortune amassed by former Catalan premier Jordi Pujol has ended, bringing him, his wife and their seven children closer to standing trial for money laundering and other crimes. Judge José de la Mata of Spain’s High Court (Audiencia Nacional) on Thursday recommended… Read More
20th July 2020
A co-founder of Boohoo has been running a fast-fashion brand with two associates who were investigated over accusations of links to organised crime and money laundering. Jalal Kamani, 60, now runs the I Saw it First women’s wear website and has been connected to a factory in Leicester at… Read More
17th July 2020
UBS will no longer be informed or be able to contest customer data the Swiss tax authorities hand over to counterparties in France investigating alleged tax avoidance, a Swiss court said on Wednesday. Switzerland’s Federal Administrative Court upheld a decision to revoke UBS’s position as a party to the arrangements over… Read More
17th July 2020
Tax authorities have investigated 237 cases in connection with the 2016 Panama Papers leak and a further 96 over Swiss Leaks and have so far recouped more than €27.6 million, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said on Wednesday. Scicluna said €14.2 million was recovered from 163 concluded cases following the Panama… Read More
16th July 2020
Damaging allegations over the financial arrangements of Spain’s former king Juan Carlos have placed the royal family under unprecedented scrutiny but are unlikely to result in current or futures monarchs losing their constitutional immunity, according to legal experts. Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son, Felipe, six years ago,… Read More
16th July 2020
UK officials praised progress by eight British overseas territories to open their company registers to the public by 2023, in a statement Wednesday. The commitments, long-sought by transparency advocates, will permit private citizens to access data on the beneficial owners of companies registered in Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, the Falkland Islands,… Read More