Koos Timmermans, the chief financial officer (CFO) of the Dutch bank ING Groep, resigned Tuesday after being blamed for failing to stop money laundering, Financial Times reported.
Former Arkansas State Senator Jonathan E. Woods was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 years and four months in prison for organizing and leading a bribery scheme, The US Justice Department announced.
EU authorities warned of serious weaknesses in the bloc’s money laundering controls after serious scandals fuelled concerns over illicit funds entering in the European banking system, the Financial Times reported.
The former managing director and vice chairman of Swiss Bank pleaded guilty on Wednesday for his role in the laundering of over one billion dollars that were embezzled from Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, the US Department of Justicesaid.
British authorities said on Wednesday they arrested one of Europe’s most wanted criminals who is suspected of trafficking Romanian women to Ireland, Finland and Dubai for sex work as well as of conspiring to kill a criminal rival
EU authorities will put eight of its members that award citizenships to rich people from outside the union under scrutiny, particularly Malta and Cyprus, the Financial Times reported on Monday.
Former Thai Buddhist monk, Wirapol Sukphol has been sentenced to 114 year in prison on convictions for fraud, money laundering and computer crimes.
Moldovan lawmakers will vote this fall on a domestic version of the Magnitsky Act, Balkan Insight reported Tuesday. The legislation was drafted in response to a fiscal reform package approved last week that opposition leaders say would legalize fraud.
Bill Browder, an American-born financier turned prominent human rights activist and Kremlin-critic, called on prosecutors in Estonia last week to investigate the country’s branch of Danske Bank for allegedly laundering billions in Russian money.
Two Ukrainian banks took part in a tax fraud scheme involving Russian government officials that defrauded Russian taxpayers of US$230 million, laundered them through various banks and fake companies and transferred them to the West, Ukraine’s Slidstvo.Info reported.
A Florida city commissioner turned himself in to the police on Wednesday amid claims that he accepted over $US 20,000 in bribes from a strip club owner in exchange for an extended liquor license, local media reported.
Germany is overhauling its anti-money laundering agency after years of being highly understaffed, backlogged, and delayed on urgent money laundering issues, the Handelsblatt reported on Thursday.
Two criminal organizations that laundered an estimated €2.5 million (US$2.9 million) were taken down by the Spanish Civil Guard and the National Police of Colombia, Europol reported Thursday.
The head of compliance at Danske Bank, Anders Meinert Jorgensen, resigned Wednesday amidst a money laundering scandal that has been unraveling over the last four months.
A Pakistani anti-corruption court sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison on Friday over a corruption scandal prompted by the Panama Papers and centered around several luxury London apartments, the BBC reported.
The Appellate Court in Belgrade upheld a verdict ordering former mayor and current Minister of Finance Sinisa Mali to return illegally acquired land back to the government, KRIK reported Thursday.
An increase in the theft of cryptocurrencies is driving the rise of a new, high-tech era of virtual money laundering, a report released last week said.
The US Justice Department Monday ordered Glencore, a Switzerland-based mining giant, to hand over documents relating to alleged money laundering and corruption. Following the announcement, shares in the firm hit a one-year low.
Najib Razak, the former Malaysian Prime Minister, was charged Wednesday with allegedly embezzling billions of dollars from the 1MDB state fund, according toAl Jazeera.
Denmark’s biggest bank may have been used to launder US$8.3 billion through its Estonian operations, a new leak of bank data reveals. This more than doubles previously reported estimates and could constitute one of Europe’s largest ever known cases of money laundering.
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