7th February 2017
The Dutch government is trying to make it easier to launch a criminal investigation against persons who use bitcoin to launder money from illegal activities, according to Financieele Dagblad, a Dutch newspaper. Read More
3rd February 2017
Dutch lawyers and rights activists Thursday filed a criminal complaint against Rabobank accusing the lender of complicity in money-laundering by Mexican drug cartels and urging prosecutors to investigate. Read More
9th January 2017
The Dutch public prosecution office is looking at three pending cases involving the digital currency bitcoin and money laundering in 2017. Read More
12th December 2016
In our interconnected world international trade is integral to modern life. Thousands of ships flled with containers traverse the globe each day: microwaves leave a port in South Korea and arrive in Rotterdam, gold mined in Australia is utilized by jewellery manufactures in India, and oil from Venezuela is shipped to factories in China. Read More
23rd November 2016
Supported by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), as well as Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF) the second coordinated European Money Mule Action (EMMA) culminated in the arrest of 178 individuals. Read More
4th August 2016
Almost 1.5 million euros in cash was seized in five money laundering investigation launched at Schiphol Airport in June, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday. Several suspects will soon have to answer in court. On June 21st, a Colombian woman and her son were arrested at the airport for… Read More
21st July 2016
A Dutch court has ordered the confiscation of 123 million euros ($135 million) in assets from a Dutch-based company that prosecutors alleged was used by two telecoms companies to bribe Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Uzbekistan’s president, to secure local operating licenses. The Amsterdam court said in a ruling… Read More
18th July 2016
Brazil’s federal prosecutors and state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA said they signed a leniency deal on Friday with Netherlands shipleasing firm SBM Offshore NV aimed at obtaining more evidence in the South American country’s widest-ever corruption probe. SBM, which has been accused of paying bribes to executives of state-controlled… Read More
4th April 2016
The fact that Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has been caught up in the Panama Papers scandal bodes ill for the result of the impending Dutch referendum when the Dutch will vote for or against Dutch ratification of the EU-Ukraine association agreement, as well as for the just agreed US financial aid to… Read More