9th October 2020
The boss of the Serious Fraud Office today called for new laws making it easy to obtain convictions against companies in the wake of the Barclays Qatar case’s collapse. After a nine year investigation and two jury trials, Barclays’ executives were cleared of lying to the financial markets about fees… Read More
9th October 2020
AP — Pope Francis told European anti-money laundering experts Thursday that the Vatican was committed to “clean finance,” as he denounced financial speculation amid a spiraling corruption investigation in the heart of the Holy See. It is rare for a head of state to meet with the Council of Europe’s… Read More
8th October 2020
Under lengthy questioning James Packer has admitted he has “long been on clear notice of the links” between organisers of gambling junkets at Crown Resorts’ casinos and organised crime, but that he personally did nothing to set risk guidelines for the high-roller operation while executive chairman of the company. Read More
8th October 2020
A woman who tried to fly from London’s Heathrow Airport with five suitcases stuffed full of bank notes worth 1.9 million pounds ($2.44 million) has been charged with money laundering, UK Border Force said on Wednesday. Tara Hanlon, 30, from Leeds in northern England, was attempting to board a flight… Read More
8th October 2020
Britain’s financial watchdog said on Tuesday it will ban the sale to retail investors of products that track the price of cryptoassets like Bitcoin, saying most people lose money on them. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said there is no reliable basis for valuing cryptoassets that underpin derivatives and exchange-traded… Read More
7th October 2020
Britain will not be deterred from using anti-graft powers to target foreign oligarchs’ suspected dirty money despite the large cost risk and a recent court setback, a senior police officer has said. Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) were introduced in 2018 to help the authorities target the illicit wealth of foreign… Read More
7th October 2020
It is one of the most prolific crimes on Earth, affecting almost 25 million men, women and children. But human trafficking – the modern slave trade of living and breathing people for commercial gain – isn’t occurring on some distant, dusty and lawless shore. From domestic servitude, forced labour… Read More
7th October 2020
Despite its status as one of the world’s most secretive and low tax jurisdictions, the European Council announced on Tuesday that it has delisted the Cayman Islands from the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes – informally known as its tax haven blacklist. This decision added fuel to… Read More
7th October 2020
Around £10m of property has been surrendered in a major victory against some of northern England’s most dangerous criminals. The apartments and homes were given up to the National Crime Agency by a Leeds businessman who investigators suspect of being a major money-launderer. The NCA says Mansoor Mahmood Hussain acted… Read More
7th October 2020
Rishi Sunak will take on new powers to block companies from listing on the London Stock Exchange on national security grounds. The chancellor is understood to be preparing to launch a consultation on the details in the coming weeks in response to demands from MPs. The limitations of the rules… Read More