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Entries in money laundering (131)

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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Wednesday
Jul202016

What did the alleged 1MDB looters buy with $1 billion? Here's the list

The DOJ alleged in a civil forfeiture complaint Wednesday that officials at Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund 1MDB and the step son of the Malaysia prime minister diverted more than $3.5 billion from the fund.

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Thursday
Jun162016

Owner of Houston oil service companies admits Venezuela bribes

Image courtesy of PDVSAThe owner of multiple U.S.-based oil and gas services companies pleaded guilty Thursday to bribing officials at Venezuela’s state-owned energy company to win work and speed up contract payments.

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Thursday
Jun092016

FINRA penalizes Oppenheimer & Co. $3 million for selling risky ETFs to seniors

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Wednesday fined Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. $2.25 million and ordered the firm to pay restitution of more than $716,000 to some retail customers for selling them unsuitable high-risk investments.

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Thursday
Apr212016

Pennsylvania consultant pleads guilty to FCPA offenses for bribing banker

The former owner and president of a Pennsylvania consulting business pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices by bribing an official at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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