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Entries in money laundering (153)


ABA resisting law to prevent money laundering?

The American Bar Association is apparently putting up a fight against proposed legislation that would help to prevent money laundering and a host of other crimes in the USA. At first glance, the story appears to defy logic: why would lawyers be against such meaningful and well-intentioned legislation?

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Two plead guilty to FCPA offenses for bribing former Venezuela electricity minister

Luis Motta Domínguez, Venezuela’s former minister of electricityTwo businessmen pleaded guilty in federal court in Miami to bribing a former Venezuela government minister and another official at the state-owned electric utility in exchange for $60 million in contracts for their Florida-based businesses.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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