7th August 2020
A Dubai commercial court order for a bank to repay a customer Dh4.5 million has been upheld by the Dubai Court of Appeals. The amount is worth of balance, siphoned off from his account. In October last year, the Dubai Commercial Court found the bank responsible for the losses incurred… Read More
7th August 2020
Joseph W. LaForte, a convicted scammer who went on to start a Philadelphia lending company that raised almost half a billion dollars from investors, lost control of the business last week after federal regulators accused him of securities fraud. It’s the latest blow to the merchant cash-advance industry, a mostly… Read More
6th August 2020
Even if the pace at which regulations are drafted seems to be slowing down, at least at the EU-level, regulations in general are still trending toward bullish proliferation. In the financial-crime field alone, around 1,300 binding pieces of legislation have been brought to light in the span of 20 years… Read More
5th August 2020
On his way to a high-level meeting in Downing Street, deputy national security advisor Hugh Powell held to his side top-secret papers setting out the Government’s response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea. But a long-lens camera trained on officials walking in and out of Number 10  was enough to catch the… Read More
5th August 2020
The coronavirus is likely to trigger a tsunami of U.K. fraud cases when courts and law enforcement get back to full strength, accounting firm KPMG warned. Although there have been fewer fraud cases compared to previous years, that will change as the courts get back on their feet, KPMG said… Read More
4th August 2020
The German body in charge of regulating auditors is examining the work of EY, the auditor that approved the books of collapsed payment services firm Wirecard, the German Economy Ministry said on Monday. The ministry said Auditors’ Regulator (Apas) had upgraded a preliminary investigation that had been running since October… Read More
4th August 2020
The Manhattan district attorney’s office suggested on Monday that it had been investigating President Trump and his company for possible bank and insurance fraud, a significantly broader inquiry than the prosecutors have acknowledged in the past. The suggestion by the office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., came… Read More
4th August 2020
Lawyer Mohd Hafarizam Harun on Monday (Aug 3) claimed trial to three money laundering charges for receiving RM15 million (S$4.9 million) in illicit funds from former premier Najib Razak in 2014 and 2015. Hafarizam, a legal adviser for Umno, pleaded not guilty when the three charges were read out to… Read More
3rd August 2020
Investigators probing one of the world’s largest financial frauds have said they suspect $340m (£255m) held in the bank account of a major London law firm is linked to money allegedly embezzled from the Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB. According to court papers, Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency is urgently trying… Read More
3rd August 2020
The phrase “shell company” conjures images of offshore havens such as Panama or the British Virgin Islands, but one of the world’s leading enablers of financial secrecy is actually the United States. In every state, more personal details and proof of identity are required to get a library card… Read More