30th March 2020
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe (SECZ) has launched an investigation into suspected illicit activities surrounding trading in fungible stocks linked to three listed companies — Old Mutual, PPC Limited and Seed Co International. Government recently suspended the fungibility of the stocks. Fungibility means that shareholders from the three… Read More
27th March 2020
While crooks and terrorists are as susceptible to COVID-19 as other mortals, underworld cash always seems immune, so Canada’s money-laundering monitor has begun triaging financial transaction reports during the pandemic. Staffing shortages and business disruption forced by the coronavirus prompted the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known… Read More
27th March 2020
White-collar crime prosecutors and defense attorneys are likely to be busy following a massive economic stimulus package from the U.S. Congress aimed at mitigating the fallout from the coronavirus, according to a new academic study of insider trading. The research, from scholars at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Stanford… Read More
26th March 2020
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Hong Kong’s anti-corruption watchdog, charged a former senior executive of bourse operator Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing on Wednesday for accepting HK$9.15 million (US$1.18 million) in bribes between 2017 and 2019. Eugene Yeoh Kim-loong, 43, the former joint-head of the initial public offering (IPO)… Read More
26th March 2020
“This was a collective case of thievery from state coffers”—so declared presiding Judge Roland Zickler of the Bonn criminal court in December 2019 at the trial of Martin Shields and Nicholas Diable, two British traders charged with aggravated tax evasion in Germany’s biggest post-war fraud prosecution. Although this was only… Read More
23rd March 2020
Deutsche Bank AG said five former management board members are under investigation for tax evasion, days after the first two bankers were convicted in Germany’s long-running Cum-Ex scandal. The bank disclosed the information in its annual report Friday without identifying the board members. The bank said it may also… Read More
19th March 2020
Two former London investment bankers were convicted of tax evasion at Germany’s first trial over so-called Cum-Ex trades in a landmark ruling that could lead to hundreds more cases. The bankers, Martin Shields and Nicholas Diable, were able to avoid jail by cooperating with prosecutors. The Bonn court gave both… Read More
16th March 2020
A suspicious death and a frantic race to prevent a body decomposing. A missing £140m. And, in London, frozen HSBC accounts which could solve a year-long, complex mystery that has captivated the internet and ruined thousands. Welcome to the Quadriga affair, a grim, global treasure-hunt whose clues have surfaced in… Read More
16th March 2020
BMO Harris Bank, a unit of Bank of Montreal, must face billions of dollars in investor claims tied to a massive Ponzi scheme run by former client Tom Petters, a judge ruled. A request by BMO Harris to have the case thrown out before trial was rejected Friday by… Read More
13th March 2020
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on another subsidiary of Rosneft, ramping up pressure on the Russian state oil giant that the Trump administration has said provides a financial lifeline to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted TNK Trading International, a Swiss-based unit of Rosneft. Washington… Read More