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UBS pays more than 10 million euros to settle Italy money-laundering probe

An Italian judge has accepted a request by UBS (UBSG.S) to pay more than 10 million euros ($11 million) to settle a money-laundering investigation, ending one of the Swiss bank’s biggest legal headaches in Europe. “We are pleased to have resolved this matter,” a UBS spokesperson said in… Read More

Congress Pushes Forward On Turkey Sanctions Despite Ceasefire

Republican and Democratic lawmakers vowed to move ahead with sanctions on Turkey despite the announcement by Vice President Mike Pence that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to temporarily halt hostilities in northern Syria. South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham and Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen said they welcomed the agreement… Read More

Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Hid $45 Million, Names Four Others

A former Credit Suisse Group AG banker told a federal jury in New York that he alone pocketed at least $45 million in a massive kickback scheme and named other ex-employees of the bank he says made millions of their own. Testifying on Wednesday, Andrew Pearse recited the illicit… Read More
18th October 2019
U.S. authorities investigating an alleged effort by associates of Rudy Giuliani to funnel foreign money into U.S. election campaigns have collected records of financial transactions for more than 50 bank accounts as well as correspondence on 10 email addresses, a federal prosecutor said in a New York courtroom Thursday. The… Read More
17th October 2019
Cambodia’s long-ruling prime minister, Hun Sen, had gathered athletes at his imposing office for a televised pep talk. “I don’t want to mention politics,” he began quietly. But he couldn’t help himself. It was December 2017. The main opposition party had just been outlawed, the latest move in Hun Sen’s… Read More
17th October 2019
After repeated appeals to President Trump by Turkey’s president to avoid charges against a state-owned Turkish bank, Attorney General William P. Barr oversaw an effort earlier this year to negotiate a settlement with the bank, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The settlement push abruptly ended on Tuesday… Read More
17th October 2019
Estonia should get the “majority” of fines that banks under investigation for their roles in Europe’s biggest money-laundering scandals are likely to face, Finance Minister Martin Helme said. “We are talking about hundreds of millions at least, possibly about billions,” Helme said in a post on his Facebook page. Read More
17th October 2019
The process of the banking system looting was a well-prepared operation in time, coordinated with politicians and state dignitaries. It is one of the conclusions of the report for the elucidation of all circumstances of the banking system looting and investigation of the banking fraud, presented on October 17 at… Read More
17th October 2019
U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against Turkey’s Halkbank, accusing it of fraud, money laundering and violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, in a case that Turkish President Recep Erdogan had pressed both President Donald Trump and President Barack Obama to dismiss. Read More
17th October 2019
Understanding why Hezbollah has deep roots in the drug trade requires a historical view of Lebanon. Read More
16th October 2019
The US Congress will press ahead with a broad package of sanctions on Turkey, including cutting military support, after measures announced by the Trump administration were dismissed as ineffective, Senate officials have confirmed. The Republican senator Lindsey Graham and Democrat Chris van Hollen are expected to launch a… Read More
16th October 2019
India wants to comply with global sanctions, including U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Russia, but also needs to maintain its own strength and strategic interests, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in an interview on Tuesday. The United States in January imposed the toughest sanctions yet on Venezuela’s oil industry. The… Read More
16th October 2019
At least two former Credit Suisse Group AG bankers will testify for the U.S. at a federal trial this week, describing their roles in what the Justice Department says was a $2 billion kickback scam in Mozambique. Andrew Pearse, who headed the global financing group in the bank’s London… Read More