11th December 2017
CBC Canada’s privacy commissioner is opening a formal investigation into a 2016 Uber breach that compromised the personal information of tens of millions of the ride-hailing service’s users. Similar investigations have been launched by authorities in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, as well as numerous U.S. states, while a class-action… Read More
6th December 2017
By Sam Cooper, Vancouver Sun Preliminary recommendations from a review into B.C. casino money laundering allegations say that casino operators must complete increased customer source of funds reporting for big cash deposits and a controversial form of currency known as ‘bearer bonds.’ And secondly, government regulators must maintain a… Read More
14th November 2017
By Ella Wills, Evening Standard A transcript detailing an initiation ceremony into the Mafia in Canada has been released by the FBI. An undercover police agent was inducted into the Bonanno crime family, one of New York’s five crime organisations, as part of an organised crime probe into drugs, guns… Read More
3rd October 2017
By Ken Sweet, AP Credit report company Equifax said Monday that an additional 2.5 million Americans may have been affected by the massive security breach of its systems, bringing the total to 145.5 million people who had their personal information accessed or stolen. Equifax said the company it hired… Read More
27th September 2017
A buried 2016 report that flagged potential money laundering at Richmond’s River Rock Casino Resort is now attracting the attention of Canada’s financial intelligence unit. The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC) has said it “is reviewing the report, on which it was not consulted, to determine whether any… Read More
25th September 2017
A casino south of Vancouver favored by wealthy Asian gamblers is under scrutiny for potential money laundering as large amounts of cash flow through the Pacific Coast city’s thriving real estate and gaming industries. The British Columbia government released on Friday a previously confidential July 2016 report that had investigated… Read More
3rd August 2017
We are beginning to see the legal enforcement fallout from the now infamous Panama Papers. Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) concerted efforts to find undeclared offshore money and assets is moving into full gear. In addition to pursuing typical civil audits, the CRA is now executing search warrants and launching criminal… Read More
28th July 2017
New Canadian banking rules that took effect July 1 are a “game changer” that could help governments in Victoria and Ottawa fight real estate tax scams exploited by foreign buyers, says a prominent B.C. immigration lawyer. As of July 1, Canadian banks must confirm detailed information on non-resident clients —… Read More
19th July 2017
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says secret corporate ownership in Canada will soon end with new rules compelling Canadian company owners to reveal themselves in government filings — a public policy move widely viewed as crucial in the battle against tax evasion and money laundering. But he would not commit… Read More
12th July 2017
A Law Society of B.C. disciplinary hearing descended Tuesday into acrimony and occasional raised voices over the regulatory body’s ability and willingness to police money laundering. Kenneth McEwan, a lawyer for the society, rebuked media comments made by Donald Gurney and said they raised a serious question about rehabilitating the… Read More