20th May 2020
Jordan has come first in a list of countries that appear to have siphoned huge amounts of foreign aid into offshore bank accounts. The resource-poor Middle Eastern country, which is hosting about two million Syrian refugees, received £2.13 billion in foreign aid in 2018-19 including £110 million from Britain,… Read More
19th May 2020
By Mattias Carlsson, Holger Roonemaa, Oliver Kund and Hannes Munzinger, OCCRP, 18 May 2020 OCCRP — Rita is almost 13,000 euros in debt and was convicted of shoplifting a bottle of gin. Ricardo is unemployed and has been arrested several times for drug possession and driving without a license. His mother,… Read More
19th May 2020
AP — A Lebanese prosecutor on Monday charged a senior central bank official with manipulation of the exchange rate and money laundering as part of an ongoing probe amid the country’s financial turmoil. The move reflects a growing clash between the central bank and the government at a critical time,… Read More
19th May 2020
The U.S. charged an Iranian online financial services company and two of its senior executives with violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, U.S. prosecutors said. Seyed Sajjad Shahidian, Vahid Vali and the company, Payment24, were criminally charged with conspiracy to commit offenses against the U.S., money laundering, identity theft and wire… Read More
18th May 2020
The money remittance and foreign exchange shops that dot most British high streets are the lifeblood of immigrant communities who send funds home. But in London, they are also playing a key role in a vicious drugs trade and fueling a surge in violent crime. Sweeping changes to the U.K.’s… Read More
18th May 2020
The European Commission launched legal actions on Thursday against Luxembourg over laws to prevent money laundering and tax avoidance, it said in a statement. New EU rules to step up scrutiny of financial assets controlled by politicians and companies’ owners were approved in May 2018 in an effort to clamp… Read More
15th May 2020
The United States is considering returning Cuba to its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday, a move that would mark another major blow to increasingly tense relations between Washington and Havana. There is a “convincing case” that Cuba should be placed… Read More
14th May 2020
Riza Aziz, one of the producers of “The Wolf of Wall Street” movie and stepson to Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak, reached a settlement on Malaysia charges linked to 1MDB. He was discharged not amounting to acquittal on Thursday after reaching an agreement with the government, said Deputy Public Prosecutor… Read More
14th May 2020
The EU, last week, told a black-and-white tale of 20 sinful states who posed a money-laundering threat to Europe’s law-abiding single market. But the real story of the EU and money laundering is more complicated. And the EU’s new dirty-money blacklist revealed more by its omissions than by its inclusions. Read More
13th May 2020
By Sophia Furber, S&P Global Market Intelligence, 12 May 2020 Read the full article at S&P Global Market Intelligence Photo (cropped and edited): Jcornelius/CC BY-SA 4.0 RiskScreen: Eliminating Financial Crime with Smart Technology… Read More