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Swiss bank Julius Baer slammed for money laundering failures

Swiss bank Julius Baer has been reprimanded by the country’s watchdog for ignoring money laundering risks in handling millions of francs of suspect payments linked to corruption in Venezuela and world soccer body FIFA. In a highly critical report, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA said there had… Read More

Swiss prosecutors charge Al-Khelaifi in FIFA bribery case

AP – Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi was charged Thursday by Swiss federal prosecutors in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to FIFA and World Cup television rights. The office of Switzerland’s attorney general filed an indictment charging Al-Khelaifi with inciting former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke… Read More

Airbus faces record $4 billion fine after bribery probe

Airbus faces a record $4 billion fine and lower 2019 profits after unveiling a preliminary deal with French, British and U.S. authorities following a crippling three-year probe into allegations of bribery and corruption over jetliner sales. The deal, believed by anti-corruption experts to be the largest ever in a bribery… Read More
6th December 2019
Credit Suisse Group AG has acted to block Geneva prosecutors from using details of a critical report by the country’s financial regulator into the bank’s failure to prevent fraud at its wealth management unit. The bank asked Geneva prosecutor Yves Bertossa to seal the report, which he is legally… Read More
31st October 2019
One of the architects of last year’s World Cup, and Russia’s triumph to stage it, has been accused of sending an email on how to bribe Fifa voters to award it to his country. Russian investigative outlet The Insider claimed to have obtained leaked correspondence from a member of… Read More
31st October 2019
Soccer accounted for 87% of 240 allegations of misconduct reported to the Sport Integrity (SI) Hotline over the last two years, highlighting “a significant number of match-fixing, internal corruption and sexual abuse issues”. The SI Hotline, established by the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) in 2018, gives whistleblowers from… Read More
26th August 2019
Professional football clubs and players’ agents will be required to report suspicious transactions to the police or face criminal sanctions, just like banks, if radical measures proposed by the European Commission are adopted. These measures are recommended in the Staff Working Document that accompanied the Commission’s recently published Supranational Risk… Read More
7th August 2019
Swiss federal prosecutors have filed fraud charges against three former senior German soccer officials and one Swiss over a suspect payment linked to the 2006 World Cup hosted by Germany, the Swiss Attorney General’s office said on Tuesday. The indictment alleges former German Football Association (DFB) presidents Theo Zwanziger and… Read More
19th June 2019
AP — Switzerland’s federal criminal court says it recused attorney general Michael Lauber from overseeing a sweeping criminal investigation of FIFA officials. The federal court says it upheld requests by two claimants it did not identify to remove Lauber from the case because of undeclared meetings with FIFA president… Read More
27th May 2019
AP — FIFA is restoring the offense of “corruption” to its code of ethics, almost one year after facing criticism over the symbolic removal of the term. The Associated Press has seen a proposal that will be presented to the FIFA Council meeting next month showing section 27 will become… Read More
13th May 2019
AP — Switzerland’s attorney general is the subject of a disciplinary case related to his handling of a four-year investigation of FIFA that involves 25 criminal proceedings. The federal office overseeing the work of chief prosecutor Michael Lauber said Friday it is examining possible violations of his duties in the… Read More
2nd May 2019
AP — The president of the African soccer confederation has denied allegations of bribery against him made by a high-ranking official at his body who was then fired. CAF president Ahmad, who goes by one name, said he had no control over finances at the confederation after former secretary general… Read More
25th April 2019
AP — Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been acquitted of money laundering charges after spending nearly two years in prison. Court officials in Madrid said Wednesday there was not enough evidence for a guilty verdict on charges related to the sale of television rights for matches involving the Brazilian… Read More