9th April 2019
AP — Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents and athletic coaches at some of the nation’s most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The “Desperate Housewives” star and 12 other prominent parents will admit to… Read More
9th April 2019
Britain’s Princess Eugenie and U.S. anti-trafficking Ambassador John Richmond joined forces on Monday, calling for technologies from smartphone apps to blockchain to disrupt the modern-day slave trade as more victims worldwide are exploited online. From recruiting and advertising on social media platforms to controlling victims via their mobile phones and… Read More
9th April 2019
London-based Standard Chartered is expected to pay slightly more than $1 billion to resolve a nearly five-year-old investigation of potential U.S. sanctions violations tied to its banking for Iran-controlled entities in Dubai, as well as a related U.K. probe, according to a person familiar with the matter. Authorities are aiming… Read More
9th April 2019
Qatar said on Monday it had filed lawsuits against three banks, accusing them of using what it called overseas currency manipulation to sabotage its economy in the wake of an Arab boycott against the country in 2017. The cases, filed in London and New York, name Luxembourg-based Banque Havilland, the… Read More
9th April 2019
Following HSBC’s 2012 money laundering scandal, the Financial Action Task Force called on financial and credit institutions to adopt group-wide financial crime policies. The Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD), passed in 2015, implemented a similar requirement for European institutions. But to address situations when international firms could not fully… Read More
8th April 2019
Dutch prosecutors on Friday said they have arrested three former employees of a Dutch company suspected of laundering about $1.2 billion for a client in India. The company bought materials and services for a client that since 2006 has been involved in a major gas pipeline project in India, the… Read More
8th April 2019
Wealthy Chinese nationals are increasingly obtaining so-called “golden visas” from the Greek government despite concerns that such arrangements open the door for money launderers, The National Herald reported Sunday. Under Greek regulations, investors who buy land, property or securities worth at least €250,000 can obtain visas that include residency permits and… Read More
8th April 2019
Swedbank Chairman Lars Idermark has quit only a week after the lender’s chief executive was ousted over her handling of a money laundering scandal, saying the controversy threatened to distract from his role as head of forestry group Sodra. The bank, Sweden’s biggest mortgage lender, had fired its CEO Birgitte… Read More
8th April 2019
A Tijuana man pleaded guilty to using his currency exchange houses to launder $13 million in drug trafficking proceeds for the Sinaloa cartel, the US Justice Department said. From April 2013 through November 2015, Cesar Hernandez-Martinez managed and supervised an “extensive” international money laundering operation that knowingly accepted and transferred… Read More
8th April 2019
The family of an American killed when a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine in 2014 filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S.-based money transfer companies and two Russian banks they accuse of providing services to the group they blame for striking Flight MH17. MH17 was brought down… Read More