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Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

AP — A New York judge refused Wednesday to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump, making it clear it wasn’t a close call. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said in a ruling delivered from the bench that Trump and his… Read More

Pakistan should focus on ‘hawala’ transfers to stem corrupt fund flows: report

Pakistani authorities should tighten supervision of traditional cash transfer methods as part of a wider overhaul of financial sector regulation to stem outflows of corrupt money, a British think-tank said. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was elected to power last year on an anti-corruption platform and vowed to bring home… Read More

Mozambique ex-finance minister should be extradited to U.S.: embassy

Washington urged South Africa on Wednesday to extradite Mozambique’s former finance minister Manuel Chang to the United States to face charges related to a $2 billion debt scandal, after it was decided he be sent to his home country. Chang has been in custody in South Africa since December when… Read More
23rd May 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received on Wednesday a three-month delay, until October, for a hearing to argue against the attorney-general’s plan to indict him on graft charges. Netanyahu’s attorneys had requested a postponement until May 2020 to give them more time to examine the evidence in three corruption cases,… Read More
22nd May 2019
Mexico’s government will auction a Lamborghini, homes and other assets seized from gangsters and at least one former politician, officials said on Tuesday, part of a “Robin Hood” program to use millions of dollars in ill-gotten gains to aid the poor. The first auction, set for Sunday, will seek bids… Read More
22nd May 2019
AP — A Virginia man who previously headed the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport has been indicted on charges related to the airport’s loan to a defunct airline. News outlets report Ken Spirito was arrested Monday on charges including money laundering. An indictment unsealed that day says he worked to hide… Read More
21st May 2019
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, looking to make good on a promise to clean up rampant corruption, will go after judges that have aligned themselves with the country’s notorious drug cartels, a government official said. The United States slapped sanctions on a Mexican judge and a former state governor… Read More
20th May 2019
The United States slapped sanctions on a Mexican judge and a former state governor on Friday, accusing them of taking bribes from drug traffickers, and saying that government corruption had allowed Mexican drug gangs to grow and operate with impunity. Nine other people and ten groups were also designated in… Read More
20th May 2019
Cash is considered among the hardest assets for a company to fake, which is why the disappearance of a combined $6.1 billion from two Chinese companies has dumbfounded investors and forced regulators to take action. Drugmaker Kangmei Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, a constituent of MSCI’s global indexes, in April said an… Read More
20th May 2019
India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month’s general election race – according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its main rival, Congress, is just a step behind. Election laws… Read More
20th May 2019
British Columbia’s recently announced probe into suspected money laundering has drawn promises of cooperation from federal officials along with new questions for other provinces. On Wednesday, British Columbia (BC) Premier John Horgan announced that his government would conduct a public inquiry into the “extent, growth, evolution and methods of money… Read More
17th May 2019
AP — Argentina’s Supreme Court says the first corruption trial against former President Cristina Fernández is still scheduled to start next week, despite a judicial order that her opponents feared could delay the trial into the presidential campaign season or beyond. The court this week said it would review the… Read More
17th May 2019
AP — A high court ruling barring a crusading former prosecutor’s candidacy has turned Guatemala’s presidential election on its ear less than a month before the vote, and raised concerns about what will happen to years of efforts to fight endemic corruption. The rejection of Thelma Aldana’s appeal means at… Read More