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Company ownership registers: ‘Don’t dismiss the racial bias claims in Bermuda’

Deputy Kirsten Morel, who chairs the Economic Affairs Scrutiny Panel, recently addressed comments made in Bermuda newspaper The Royal Gazette in an article discussing the territory’s move to introduce legislation for full transparency on company ownership by January 2023. In 2018, the UK parliament passed laws requiring the Overseas Territories… Read More

GM alleges Fiat Chrysler spent millions to bribe UAW leaders

AP – General Motors is asking a federal judge to reconsider his dismissal of a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler based on new allegations that FCA bribed union officials and GM employees with millions stashed in secret foreign bank accounts. GM alleges that bribes were paid to former United Auto… Read More

UK must crack down on dirty money after Russia report, says Labour

Labour has stepped up pressure on the government to launch a tougher crackdown on money laundering after the Russia report warned that the City of London was being used as a “laundromat” for illicit funds. Issuing a warning to Boris Johnson’s government that it could not shrug off the… Read More
16th July 2020
UK officials praised progress by eight British overseas territories to open their company registers to the public by 2023, in a statement Wednesday. The commitments, long-sought by transparency advocates, will permit private citizens to access data on the beneficial owners of companies registered in Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, the Falkland Islands,… Read More
16th July 2020
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation believes firms in the nearly $10-trillion private investment funds industry are being used as vehicles for laundering money at scale, according to a leaked intelligence bulletin prepared by the agency in May. “Threat actors” — including criminals in it for the money and foreign… Read More
13th July 2020
Sheikh Sabah Jaber Al Mubarak Al Sabah, son of the former prime minister, and his business partner Hamad Al Wazzan, were arrested on Wednesday night for money laundering related to the Malaysian fund case, known as the 1MBD scandal, Al Qabas reported. Attorney General Dharar Al Asousi issued a warrant… Read More
6th July 2020
Almost two decades after the collapse of Enron Corp., a former unit of the energy-trading giant is sparring with U.S. and Nigerian authorities over the proceeds of the sale of a luxury yacht. The dispute pivots on the Galactica Star — a 213-foot vessel once worth more than $80 million. Read More
18th June 2020
Cayman Islands fintech holding company Achiko has run into “compliance issues” just months after listing on the Swiss stock exchange. The firm has called a meeting of shareholders this week to approve a plan to create a Swiss company and re-list the shares from this entity. But some shareholders are… Read More
18th June 2020
Concerns have been raised about the secretive offshore ownership and financial health of some big care providers. That’s been prompted by elderly residents in care homes accounting for almost half of Scotland’s coronavirus deaths. Any future inquiry is likely to focus on a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), failure… Read More
16th June 2020
Call it the Falciani Principle. A former UBS Group AG employee who’s appealing his conviction for commercial espionage and money laundering skipped his Swiss court appearance on Monday morning, as expected, to avoid likely arrest. The man, only identified as Rene S., was convicted in absentia last year and… Read More
3rd June 2020
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has revoked the banking licence of Hinduja Bank. The Cayman subsidiary of the Geneva-based private bank is likely to become insolvent, has contravened anti-money laundering rules, and not been managed in a fit and proper manner, according to a decision notice by the regulator. The… Read More
1st June 2020
OCCRP—A British Virgin Islands-based firm allegedly paid more than US$390,000 in bribes to land a natural gas processing plant construction contract in 2009, Nigeria’s attorney general said in a statement obtained by OCCRP and its Nigerian member center, the Premium Times. In 2012, Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID), an… Read More
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