8th October 2020
Federal banking regulators on Wednesday fined Citigroup Inc. $400 million and ordered the nation’s third-largest bank to fix its risk-management systems, citing “significant ongoing deficiencies.” In a consent order agreed to by the New York bank’s board, the Federal Reserve faulted Citigroup for falling short in “various areas of… Read More
8th October 2020
In April the Paycheck Protection Program was under fire for moving too slowly and leaving too many people out. Part of the $2 trillion Cares Act, it was set up to offer forgivable loans to small businesses such as restaurants and hair salons that would help keep them afloat through… Read More
8th October 2020
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is hoping more regulatory guidance will help traditional banks warm up to cryptocurrency. The Treasury Department unit, which supervises national banks and federal savings associations, has issued interpretive letters in recent months to spell out its view of how traditional financial institutions… Read More
6th October 2020
By Alessandro Ford, InSightCrime, 5 October 2020 InSightCrime – A patrol ship in the Dutch Caribbean has caught over three tons of cocaine in a rapid series of seizures, displaying how regularly drug shipments traverse the area on their way to Europe and the United States. On September 8,… Read More
6th October 2020
Jersey’s population is no bigger than that of Dover. And yet companies and people on the Channel Island invest more money into the UK than those in China or Germany – £112bn a year. It has £1 trillion sitting in its trusts, companies, funds and foundations, according to a report… Read More
6th October 2020
For over a decade, there have been calls in Congress to address shadowy corporate entities, known as shell companies, that are considered a cornerstone of fraud, corruption, and money laundering. These companies help unsavory characters and organizations hide wealth or use the proceeds of crime to buy up legitimate assets… Read More
6th October 2020
Elusive cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee was arrested in Spain for tax evasion in the U.S., the Justice Department in Washington said. McAfee is accused of failing to file U.S. tax returns from 2014 to 2018 and hiding assets including real estate, a vehicle and a yacht in the name of… Read More
6th October 2020
Sir Malcolm Rifkind had been more used to summoning ambassadors than visiting them. His spell as Foreign Secretary had been cut short, however, by a Conservative electoral collapse. Having lost his Commons seat too, in the first summer of the new millennium Rifkind approached the Czech embassy, a prize-winning concrete… Read More
6th October 2020
Pastry chef Jiamei Lu said she told the Federal Bureau of Investigation this summer that she was the victim of a financial fraud being run by a company linked to exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui and former White House political adviser Steve Bannon. Ms. Lu said that after she met… Read More
6th October 2020
Seven of Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s senior staff have asked federal officials to investigate possible bribery and abuse of office charges against him, dropping a bombshell on the vocal supporter of President Donald Trump who is already facing felony securities fraud charges from his time in the Texas… Read More