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Entries in money laundering (70)


American investment advisor jailed after IRS sting in the Cayman Islands

An American investment advisor based in the Cayman Islands was sentenced by a federal court in Virginia Friday to 30 months in prison for a money-laundering conspiracy, the DOJ and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said.

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Esquenazi and Rodriguez file petition for Supreme Court review

Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to review their convictions on FCPA-related charges for a scheme to bribe officials at Haiti’s state-owned telecom company.

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U.S. seizes $480 million plundered by late Nigeria kleptocrat

General Sani Abacha, 10th Head of State of Nigeria, courtesy of WikipediaThe Department of Justice announced its forfeiture of more than $480 million in corruption proceeds hidden in bank accounts around the world by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and his co-conspirators on Thursday. 

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PEPs and EDD: Charlotte Hill on the FCA's annual AML report

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority issued its second anti-money laundering annual report in July, emphasizing obligation to prevent financial crime and enhance AML systems and controls in specific ways.

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Hong Kong securities regulator fines Ping An for AML control failures

Hong Kong's securities regulator has reprimanded Ping An of China Securities (Hong Kong) and fined it HK$6 million (US$774,189) over what it called "serious internal control deficiencies" for anti-money laundering and other matters at the company.

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More overseas crooks want Singapore bank accounts

Singapore has tripled the size of its white-collar crime police unit to deal with more suspicious transaction reports and aid requests from overseas enforcement agencies, the city-state's Commercial Affairs Department said in its annual report last week.

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Global watchdog tells Japan to get serious about money laundering 

Japan has not done enough to combat money laundering, an international watchdog said on Friday, urging the government to adopt measures such as legislation that criminalizes terrorist financing.

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Malaysian money-launderer sentenced to 1,942 years

A former director of Asia Ceramic Marketing Sdn Bhd, Lim Long Yew, was sentenced to a total of 1,942 years in jail and fined $494,000 on 481 counts of money laundering and illegal deposit-taking last week in Malaysia.

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UK authorizes SFO to prosecute Alstom and execs

The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is pursuing its investigation of alleged corruption at Paris-based Alstom now that the Attorney General has given the agency permission to prosecute the company and former employees for alleged overseas bribery, if deemed appropriate.

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To fight crime and tax evasion, Israel may go nearly cashless

An Israeli government panel recommended Monday that cash transactions between businesses will be limited to 5,000 shekels ($1,436) under Israel's plan to fight money laundering and tax evasion, a government panel announced Monday.

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