16th December 2020
Indonesia will need to step out of the shadows of neighboring Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal to convince investors that its new wealth fund won’t fall prey to corruption. Nusantara Investment Authority will take lessons from other sovereign wealth funds and adopt a framework based on independence, transparency and accountability, said Isa… Read More
3rd December 2020
By Scilla Alecci, ICIJ, 2 December 2020 ICIJ — Italian authorities investigated a businessman suspected of laundering billions of dollars for mafia associates using banks in a dozen countries around the world, according to the anti-mafia unit of Reggio Calabria, in Southern Italy. Roberto Recordare, an IT entrepreneur from… Read More
24th November 2020
Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Roger Ng asked for the foreign bribery case against him to be dismissed, saying he “warned” the bank not to do business with Malaysian financier Jho Low. Ng, who says he told Goldman that Low was “not to be trusted,” is facing trial… Read More
18th November 2020
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak asked a U.S. court on Tuesday for permission to seek documents and testimony from investment bank Goldman Sachs to help in his defence against criminal charges in Malaysia over the 1MDB financial scandal. Najib, who is on bail after being sentenced to 12 years… Read More
18th November 2020
Malaysia’s $4.5bn 1MDB scandal brought down the country’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, and in July saw him convicted and sentenced to 12 years in jail, subject to an appeal, in the first of several trials over his role in looting the fund. International investment bank Goldman Sachs, often regarded… Read More
6th November 2020
Chuang Chou-wen (莊周文), a billionaire chairman of a financial holding headquartered in Taichung, Taiwan, has been arrested for his alleged connection to illegal gambling and money-laundering, and as of Wednesday (Nov. 4), he was being held in Changhua, Taiwan. Chuang, the chairman of Xin Li Wang Intl. Holding Group (新力旺國際控股集團),… Read More
3rd November 2020
In a concept that has been raised before, making Wall Street’s senior managers financially liable for corporate fines may ensure that they take greater care with deals and transactions that pose risks to the organization, experts said. The continuing practice of firms entering into deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) with regulators… Read More
28th October 2020
Southeast Asian countries are lagging behind in the adoption of registries with information on companies’ true owners, a tool deemed crucial to fight corruption, money laundering and terrorism financing, according to a report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. “While transparency in the banking sector is… Read More
26th October 2020
A global anti-money laundering watchdog kept Pakistan on its monitoring list asking the South Asian nation to improve controls on terrorist financing while lauding authorities for recent progress. The Financial Action Task Force strongly urged Pakistan to complete its action plan by February, following a three-day meeting. Pakistan has largely… Read More
23rd October 2020
Goldman Sachs, one of Wall Street’s oldest and most prestigious banks, will pay $2.9 billion in penalties and fees to settle federal charges over its involvement in a Malaysian bribery scheme, the Justice Department announced Thursday. Prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York charged the bank with conspiracy to… Read More