14th September 2020
A U.S. unit of Deutsche Bank AG paid a fraction of the maximum penalty it could have faced to settle alleged sanctions violations, as the Treasury Department pointed to the bank’s compliance efforts and cooperation as mitigating factors. Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas agreed to pay $583,100 in settlements… Read More
11th September 2020
The U.S. Department of Treasury announced on Wednesday that the largest German investment and financial services provider Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay two settlements totaling US$583,100 for facilitating transactions that violated Ukraine-related sanctions. According to the department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) enforcement release, Deutsche Bank would… Read More
10th September 2020
The bar association has revoked the licence of two law firms who had fallen foul of money laundering regulations while five other cases relating to the citizenship by investment programme were pending and would soon be tabled before the board, its chairman Doros Ioannides said on Wednesday. Speaking at a… Read More
7th September 2020
Cyprus is to start moves to strip seven people of Cypriot citizenship for violating the terms of a passport-for-investment scheme, the island’s president told AFP on Friday. In the past “there were some deficiencies or loopholes in the programme. And that’s why we have adopted so many steps … to… Read More
31st August 2020
The European Union stepped up threats of more sanctions against Turkey over its energy exploration in the eastern Mediterranean in a bid to address demands by Greece and Cyprus. EU foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell said he would begin compiling a list of possible penalties that would be directed at individuals,… Read More
31st August 2020
More than 1,000 Russians obtained a Cypriot passport through Cyprus’s citizenship-by-investment scheme, Al Jazeera can reveal after an investigation of more than 1,400 leaked documents. The Cyprus Papers consist of 1,471 applications, containing the names of 2,544 people who received a Cypriot passport between late 2017 and late 2019. The… Read More
27th August 2020
More than 500 Chinese people obtained European Union citizenship in the island nation of Cyprus between 2017 and 2019, including Asia’s richest woman, according to leaked documents obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. The documents, which are said to contain information on 2,500 immigrants to Cyprus during that time frame,… Read More
26th August 2020
Police who arrested a government official and his wife on money laundering charges suspect that they may have generated illegal profits through Chinese visa sales. Malta’s consul to Shanghai, Aldo Cutajar, 55, and his wife, Isabel, 52, also face charges of tax evasion and appeared in court on Monday… Read More
24th August 2020
Convicted fraudsters, money launderers and political figures accused of corruption are among dozens of people from more than 70 countries who have bought so-called “golden passports” from Cyprus, according to a large cache of official documents obtained by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. The Cyprus Papers is a leak of more… Read More
24th August 2020
OCCRP – Since the devastating explosion of a store of ammonium nitrate in Beirut’s port on August 4, Lebanese citizens have taken to the streets in shock, outrage, and grief. Above all, they have demanded answers: Where did the nearly 3,000 tons of explosive chemicals come from, and who… Read More