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Corruption Index: UK, US fall in new anti-corruption rankings, UK gets warning

The United Kingdom has dropped out of the league of top ten countries perceived to have the lowest levels of government corruption, while the United States has tumbled out of the top 20 states, according to the new Corruption Perception Index. The rankings, which list 180 countries and territories by… Read More

UK freezes bank account linked to Azerbaijani Laundromat

British investigators have frozen a bank account linked to a multi-billion dollar Azerbaijani money-laundering scheme that a network of investigative reporters has alleged rinsed dirty money mainly through four, UK-registered shell companies. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Wednesday that the Account Freezing Order (AFO), part of a new… Read More

London police seize jewels in first unexplained wealth order case

A judge at Westminster Magistrates Court has ruled in favour of the authorities holding onto jewels which are part of an investigation into the legitimacy of a wealthy family’s assets. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it has seized 49 items of high value jewellery from an auction house… Read More