4th September 2019
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Tuesday said that Greece is compliant or largely compliant with 37 of its 40 recommendations to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.  The Paris-based intergovernmental group separately deemed Greece to be substantially or moderately effective in preventing the crimes under the 11… Read More
4th September 2019
In the late summer of 2016 allegations that employees of Wells Fargo’s retail banking unit had opened more than a million unauthorized accounts and sold customers thousands of unneeded products hit the national news. The scandal cost Wells Fargo dearly. On September 8 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (along with… Read More
4th September 2019
A fugitive luxury jeweler, who eluded police after a judge found him too ill to stand trial, was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison for his role in a U.K. insider-trading scheme. Richard Baldwin was sentenced by Judge Christopher Hehir, who said the jeweler was convicted on… Read More
4th September 2019
Kylie Jenner’s outrageously extravagant 22nd birthday party in Italy earlier this month was held on the 91-metre Tranquility superyacht, which features a beauty salon, sauna, gym, massage room, plunge pool and two helipads. The luxury vessel, which cost $1.2 million for a week’s hire, is also home to a secret. Read More
29th August 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission is increasingly questioning public companies about compliance with U.S. sanctions as the nation’s blacklist of individuals and entities grows. The regulator has slowly ramped up comment letters to companies seeking more details about disclosures related to dealings in countries targeted by U.S. sanctions, according to… Read More
21st August 2019
Shell companies—specifically, of the illicit sort—have so long been entangled with the concept of money laundering that one term often evokes the other.  But after decades of acknowledging the problems associated with anonymous corporate ownership, and with little to show in the way of preventing the misuse of shell… Read More
19th August 2019
Andrea Vella was Goldman Sachs’s top dealmaker in Hong Kong. He had a nose for splashy trades, a fondness for the Bentley Continental, and a vague enough resemblance to George Clooney that there was even a joke among some bankers: “What would George do?” That was almost a year ago. Read More
13th August 2019
The B.C. government is suing to seize properties in the B.C. Interior that it alleges were linked to a $200-million-plus international stock fraud. In a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court this month, the B.C. Civil Forfeiture Office alleges a $1.6-million house on Mission Ridge Road in Kelowna and a… Read More
12th August 2019
Malaysia filed criminal charges on Friday against 17 current and former directors at subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) following an investigation into a multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal that led to the demise of state fund 1MDB. The U.S. bank has been under scrutiny for its role in… Read More
9th August 2019
Police in Brazil on Thursday arrested Eike Batista, the charismatic mining and oil magnate who was once the country’s richest man, on suspicion of money laundering and insider trading. Police and prosecutors said in statements that they arrested the eccentric former billionaire in Rio de Janeiro on a temporary basis. Read More