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One year since 17 Black was revealed – the story so far

It has been a year since a joint investigation by Times of Malta and Reuters revealed that power station investor Yorgen Fenech owned the mystery company 17 Black. On Monday, Keith Schembri is expected to testify for the first time about the 17 Black connection in a libel case. Jacob… Read More

Spain’s High Court charges builder FCC over Panama contracts

Spain’s High Court on Wednesday charged Spanish building and infrastructure company FCC (FCC.MC) with corruption and money laundering in connection with 82 million euros ($91 million) in payments made in Panama. The High Court’s investigative judges said FCC paid bribes to obtain metro and hospital contracts in the… Read More

Crypto Capital Official Nabbed in Money Laundering Probe

An official of the Panamanian payment processing firm Crypto Capital has been arrested as part of a Polish probe for allegedly laundering the proceeds of drug sales for an international crime group. The suspect, in accordance to Polish rules preventing the release of full names, was identified as Ivan M.L. Read More
18th October 2019
Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm at the center of the “Panama Papers” scandal, has filed a lawsuit against Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) over its new movie based on the case, accusing the video streaming company of defamation and seeking to stop the film’s release. The Panama Papers, which… Read More
25th September 2019
The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four maritime firms and vessels transporting Venezuelan oil to Cuba, amid an acute fuel scarcity in the island that is forcing people to line up for gasoline and public transport. Despite tough U.S. measures against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA in… Read More
24th September 2019
Western Hemisphere nations voted Monday to employ a regional treaty to impose sanctions against embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, accusing his regime of criminal activity including drug trafficking and money laundering. In a meeting convened by the Organization of American States, 16 of the 19 states party to the Inter-American… Read More
21st August 2019
France and Panama have signed a bilateral agreement in Panama City to create a group designed to curb tax fraud, announced Gérald Darmanin, French minister of public accounts. The move comes years after Panama was blacklisted amid the Panama Papers tax evasion scandal. “With Panama’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Hector Alexander, we… Read More
20th August 2019
A trade finance company has been fined for allegedly buying and collecting debt of a blacklisted entity, the Treasury Department said Friday. A U.S. subsidiary of Dutch trade finance insurer Atradius NV agreed to pay more than $345,000 to settle allegations that it violated U.S. sanctions, according to a statement… Read More
7th August 2019
HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm has agreed to pay nearly 300 million euros ($336 million) to settle a tax fraud case in Belgium, Belgian prosecutors said on Tuesday, the latest blow for the Alpine state’s banking sector from the EU. The settlement comes after a French court in February ordered… Read More
12th July 2019
A fugitive luxury jeweler, who was initially dropped from the U.K.’s high-profile Tabernula insider-trading case because he was too ill, was convicted of laundering the proceeds of the scheme with the help of offshore companies and false invoices, the financial regulator said. Richard Baldwin set up a company in Panama… Read More
6th June 2019
By Heather Vogell, ProPublica The owners of a 70-story Panama City hotel tower formerly managed by President Donald Trump’s companies are accusing them of stiffing the Panamanian government. In a legal filing Monday in an ongoing lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, private equity manager Orestes Fintiklis and the company he… Read More
6th May 2019
AP — A cattleman held on to a narrow lead over a businessman late Sunday as returns came in from Panama’s tightest presidential election in recent years, following a campaign that focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub. The Electoral Court said… Read More
7th March 2019
The 28 member states of the European Union all backed a decision on Thursday to reject a proposal from the EU executive to add Saudi Arabia to a blacklist of countries suspected of being lax on terrorist financing and money laundering. The decision comes after pressure from Riyadh and other… Read More