5th June 2020
The Singapore casino of billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. is being probed by the U.S. Department of Justice over whether anti-money laundering regulations were breached in the way it handled the accounts of top gamblers. The Justice Department in January issued a grand jury subpoena to a… Read More
5th June 2020
Employees of JP Morgan India Ltd, who were on the board of various Amrapali real estate group companies, “laundered” deposits worth Rs 187 crore of home buyers and “diverted” them to the multi-national financial advisory firm’s entities based in Mauritius and Singapore by undertaking sham transactions and using shell companies,… Read More
3rd June 2020
US authorities said on Monday that they had extradited a former Chinese official from Sweden to Los Angeles to face charges of money laundering and immigration fraud. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) said it took Qiao Jianjun into custody on Friday for, among other charges, allegedly conspiring to commit… Read More
2nd June 2020
Global commodities trader Trafigura is under investigation by US authorities for alleged corruption and market manipulation relating to oil trading, the Guardian has learned. The Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is leading a far-reaching probe into the activities of the oil and metals trading house, including its… Read More
11th May 2020
The Singapore Police Force has raided ZenRock Commodities Trading following allegations from HSBC that the company was involved with a number of “dishonest” transactions. HSBC recently filed an application in Singapore’s High Court to replace ZenRock’s management over non-payment of dues and other issues, including the use of the… Read More
8th May 2020
The United States has reached a settlement to recover more than $49 million involving Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, the Department of Justice said. The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak set up the 1MDB fund in 2009. The Justice Department has estimated more than $4.5 billion was… Read More
15th April 2020
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it has repatriated another $300 million to Malaysia in recovered money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad, or 1MDB, the country’s sovereign wealth fund. The government of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak set up the 1MDB fund in 2009. The DOJ estimated… Read More
6th April 2020
A 39-year-old man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in money laundering offences linked to a business email impersonation scam related to COVID-19. The police said in a news release on Saturday (Apr 4) that they were alerted in mid-March to a case of an overseas pharmaceutical company being defrauded of… Read More
20th March 2020
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has imposed a composition penalty of S$400,000 on TMF Trustees Singapore Limited (TTSL) for failing to comply with MAS’ Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism requirements. Following an inspection by MAS, the firm was found to have failed to meet MAS’ requirements for trust… Read More
6th March 2020
In June, Singapore’s regulator will hand licences to three new wholesale digital banks in a bid to better serve under-banked SMEs. Euromoney talks to Arival Bank, a fintech firm aiming to snag a licence and use it to fuel its global ambitions. And so to the next stage of digital… Read More