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Entries in money laundering (151)

Thursday
Apr112019

Lori Loughlin has a very big money-laundering conspiracy problem

Readers of the FCPA Blog know that money-laundering conspiracy charges are often part of white collar prosecutions. That's because it's hard to commit most other white collar crimes without also committing money laundering.

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Thursday
Mar212019

Is the UAE a safe haven for international fraudsters?

Dubai has been recently lambasted as a “money laundering paradise” by Transparency International and there's no doubt that Dubai and the UAE in general are lagging in the world of compliance and regulation. So TI’s assertion did not take me by surprise. Let’s face it, the UAE’s approach to the rule of law can be puzzling to those of us on the outside looking in. 

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Tuesday
Feb262019

Two more indicted in sprawling Venezuela bribe case

A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday charged the president of a Miami-based company and its former sales rep with bribing officials at Venezuela's state energy company to win work and receive payment of past due invoices.

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Tuesday
Jan292019

Huawei, CFO charged in Iran cover up

The DOJ announced Monday that it brought thirteen financial fraud-related charges against Chinese telecom company Huawei and three other related defendants, including its CFO Wanzhou Meng.

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Wednesday
Nov212018

Former Venezuela treasurer forfeits $1 billion in DOJ plea deal

Alejandro Andrade cops pleaVenezuela's former national treasurer helped prosecutors bring an FCPA case against a media tycoon, and agreed as part of his own plea deal to forfeit $1 billion in personal assets.

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Wednesday
Oct242018

UK enforcement: Former oil execs convicted of $45 million kickback scheme

Two top executives of a now-defunct oil company were found guilty Wednesday of fraud and money laundering after a six-week trial in London.

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Thursday
Sep132018

Two more guilty pleas in PDVSA bribe case

A Texas-based businessman who paid bribes to win work in Venezuela, and the corrupt official who took the bribes, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston.

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Tuesday
Sep112018

Money laundering plea in PetroEcuador bribery case

A U.S.-based financial advisor pleaded guilty Tuesday for helping launder money used to bribe officials at Ecuador’s state energy company.

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Thursday
Jun282018

Brother of Honduran official pleads guilty to laundering bribe money

Main Justice - Washington, DCA Honduran citizen pleaded guilty in federal court in Louisiana Thursday to laundering $1.3 million in bribe money, along with assets looted from the Honduran Institute of Social Security.

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Wednesday
May022018

U.S. charges brother of Honduran official with laundering bribe money

Carlos Alberto Zelaya Rojas A federal grand jury in New Orleans indicted the brother of a Honduras government official for trying to launder more than $1.3 million in bribe money.

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Tuesday
Mar202018

Susan Hawley: The UK doesn't prosecute money laundering (and that should change)

Despite the UK’s rhetoric about wanting a “world leading reputation for integrity” as a financial center, it has never prosecuted a single company or bank for money laundering.

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Wednesday
Feb142018

FinCEN proposes ban on Latvia bank for money laundering risks

The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on Tuesday proposed designating a leading Latvian bank as a primary money laundering concern because of alleged connections with North Korea and with criminals in Russia and other countries.

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