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Argentina confronts its multi-billion dollar offshore wealth problem

By Eli Moskowitz, OCCRP, 23 July 2020 OCCRP – As Argentina has been renegotiating its US$65 billion debt with foreign creditors, it is also grappling with the fact that up to six times that amount is believed to be held by its citizens and companies offshore. Repatriating a portion… Read More

Poland’s ex-transport minister arrested in corruption probe

One of Poland’s ex-transport ministers has been arrested in a corruption probe. The former MP, named only as “Sławomir N.”, was detained on suspicion of corruption and operating within an organised crime group, according to Poland’s Central Anti-Corruption Bureau. The suspect had also served as head of Ukraine’s highways… Read More

Poland investigates money laundering at state bank -media

Polish prosecutors have started an investigation into suspected money laundering at a small state-controlled lender BOS Bank, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily said on Tuesday, quoting an unnamed source. The regional prosecutor’s office in Katowice in southern Poland said in an emailed statement to Reuters: “An investigation has been initiated in… Read More
8th May 2020
Gardaí have discovered evidence that Covid-19 payments are being abused by Dublin-based fraudsters involved in money laundering as a part of a wider European network of criminals. Two men have been arrested as part of a Garda inquiry into “money-mule” bank accounts. This is the use by criminals of third… Read More
24th January 2020
They made quite a team. One was an Oxford-educated wunderkind who handled the complicated math behind the transactions. The other was a beefy, 6-foot-2 New Zealander with an apparent fondness for Hawaiian shirts, who brought in clients and money. Martin Shields and Paul Mora met in 2004, at the London… Read More
10th January 2020
Poland’s state prosecutor has indicted the former head of the country’s financial regulator on corruption charges, in one of the most prominent cases of alleged corruption in the European Union member state in recent years. A spokeswoman for the prosecutor said on Thursday the indictment of Marek Chrzanowski was sent… Read More
13th November 2019
Altair Engineering Inc. may have violated U.S. economic sanctions and export control regulations, the company said in a regulatory filing. The Troy, Mich.-based engineering software company said it discovered the possible violations in May and disclosed them to regulators, according to the company’s latest quarterly financial report, which was… Read More
28th October 2019
An official of the Panamanian payment processing firm Crypto Capital has been arrested as part of a Polish probe for allegedly laundering the proceeds of drug sales for an international crime group. The suspect, in accordance to Polish rules preventing the release of full names, was identified as Ivan M.L. Read More
23rd May 2019
AP — The European Union’s police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering. Europol said Wednesday that more than 450 police and customs officers in Spain, the United… Read More
14th January 2019
AP — Chinese tech giant Huawei said Saturday it has fired an employee who was arrested in Poland on spying charges. The allegations against Wang Weijing “have no relation to the company,” Huawei Technologies Ltd. said in a statement. It said Wang was fired because… Read More
6th November 2018
AP — Donald Tusk, the head of the European Council, strongly defended his actions as Poland’s former prime minister during questioning Monday into a pyramid scheme that cheated thousands of Poles out of their savings. In an emotional moment during the seven-hour hearing, which was televised… Read More