The same day the OCCRP revealed new evidence of the global extent of money laundering networks, the UK government dropped a scheduled debate on an amendment to the Financial Services Bill which would force greater transparency into the use of crown dependencies as tax havens.
The UK joined Finland, Sweden, Ireland, and UNICEF this week in suspending all social welfare aid to Zambia after allegations of widespread fraud and corruption surfaced.
Three British waste disposal companies are under investigation by the UK’s Environment Agency for sending more than 1,000 tons of falsely labelled recyclable waste to Poland, according Angus Anderson, the agency’s communications officer.
Six men who used small boats and tried to use a jet-ski to smuggle migrants from the north coast of France to the UK were found guilty on Tuesday after a nine week trial and three year investigation, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).
In an international effort, authorities in three European countries arrested on Thursday 26 people suspected of facilitating illegal immigration.
Journalist and author Roberto Saviano, known for exposing the economic reality of organized crime in his native Italy, has claimed that the UK is the most corrupt nation on earth.
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