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Entries in money laundering (135)

Thursday
Sep212017

FinCEN warns banks about laundering Venezuela bribe money

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued an advisory Wednesday to alert banks about graft money flowing out of Venezuela.

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Tuesday
Aug292017

Retired U.S. Army colonel charged with FCPA conspiracy

A retired U.S. Army colonel was charged in a complaint unsealed today for his alleged role in a foreign bribery and money laundering scheme in connection with a planned $84 million port development project in Haiti.   

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Friday
Aug252017

Former Wells Fargo banker, two others, jailed for ‘Trademark Compliance Center’ scam

Three California men including the former manager of a Wells Fargo branch in Glendale were sentenced to prison Monday for running a mass mailing scam aimed at trademark holders.

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Thursday
Jul272017

FinCEN fines foreign cryptocurrency exchange $110 million for money laundering

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network assessed a $110 million civil penalty Wednesday against BTC-e for willfully violating U.S. anti-money laundering laws.

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Thursday
Apr272017

Sundar Narayanan: Designing due diligence for India’s post-demonetization era

Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetized all existing Indian currency notes of rupee 500 and 1,000 denominations in November last year, triggering a cash crunch, factory shut downs, unpaid wages, unrecovered debts, and never ending lines at ATMs. 

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Tuesday
Mar282017

Former compliance chief jailed for wire fraud conspiracy

The former chief compliance officer of a registered broker-dealer in Woodbury, New York was sentenced to six months in prison for stealing money from overseas investors who thought they were investing in Dell, Berkshire Hathaway, and BlackRock.

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Wednesday
Feb222017

Martin Kenney: ‘Snow washing’ assets is a black mark on Canada

As a Canadian practicing law and operating out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), any mention of Mossack Fonseca and Canada in the same breath is guaranteed to capture my attention.

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Wednesday
Dec282016

Six guilty pleas, four for FCPA offenses, in Mexico bribe scheme

Four Texas-based businessmen have admitted bribing Mexican officials in return for aircraft maintenance and repair contracts with government-owned and controlled entities.

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Wednesday
Dec142016

Former Guinea mining minister charged in U.S. with laundering bribe money

Mahmoud Thiam via YouTubeThe former Minister of Mines and Geology of the West African country of Guinea was arrested in New York and charged Tuesday with laundering $8.5 million in bribes he allegedly took from a Chinese conglomerate in exchange for mining rights.

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Thursday
Oct202016

Queler and Won: Do bribe takers walk?

It is a somewhat common refrain that while corporate executives and companies pressured into paying bribes overseas face prosecution under the FCPA, the foreign officials who solicit, demand, and even extort the bribes go scot-free. As with many refrains, however, the reality is more complex. 

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Thursday
Oct062016

Cantor Fitzgerald affiliate penalized $22.5 million for illegal gambling and money laundering

Image courtesy of CG TechnologyA gambling firm financed by Cantor Fitzgerald that became one of the biggest sports books in the United States entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ Monday and agreed to pay $16.5 million in criminal penalties and forfeiture.

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Monday
Sep192016

India sets out on a long war on cash

India has always been a cash economy. The reasons are easy to see. India is still under-banked (only 53 percent of households have accounts, and many are dormant). The delay in enforcement of contracts encourages payment in cash. The low penetration of internet and low literacy discourage electronic transactions.

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