Over 87,000 properties in England and Wales valued at an excess of US$132.4 billion (£100 billion) are owned by anonymous companies registered in tax havens, a new analysis from the UK-based NGO Global Witnessreveals.
Britain’s anti-money laundering regulations are not enforced by accountancy and legal associations due to fear it would lose them members, a watchdog report revealed on Tuesday.
In a speech at a round table event organized by Kosovo Law Institute, the British Ambassador to Kosovo Ruairi O’Connell urged officials in the small Eastern European country not to allow Kosovo to “become a nest of corruption and organised crime.”
A London court last week ordered the son of the former Prime Minister of Moldova to hand over nearly half a million pounds following an investigation conducted by the UK’s National Crime Agency.
An Albanian man who ran an organized people smuggling network from the United Kingdom was extradited to Belgium on Friday to serve a 10-year prison sentence, authorities said.
Three men in the United Kingdom (UK) who ran a business selling potentially lethal drugs on the dark web were sentenced Jan. 18 to a total of more than four decades in prison, according to the National Crime Agency.
An Englishman who tried to smuggle some US$322,000 worth of an unlicensed “wonder drug” containing human blood is facing jail time, Court News UK reported Wednesday.
The UK’s first target under the new anti-corruption law is Zamira Hajiyeva, 55, who owns a US$15 million home in London and spent $20 million on shopping at Harrods, British media reported Wednesday.
Migration to Europe is easier if you’re rich, according to a report released Wednesday by Transparency International and Global Witness. The report highlights the accessibility to European countries through Golden Visa schemes that mostly benefit the powerful and even the corrupt.
The U.S. Department of Justice indicted on Thursday seven Russian intelligence officers over alleged cyber attacks against the U.S. and its allies, saying they targeted the World Anti-Doping Agency, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and a nuclear power company in Pennsylvania.
The UK’s National Crime Agency has opened a criminal investigation into a UK-registered company suspected of having been involved in the Danske Bank multi-billion money-laundering scandal, The Financial Times reported.
The UK will deport a Ghanaian citizen and former UBS trader to his native Ghana, seven years after the man was sentenced for illegal trading that cost the Swiss investment bank some US$2.25 billion.
Leaked documents reveal that Arron Banks, a wealthy businessman and the main donor behind the Leave.EU campaign in England, was offered a deal to join a lucrative business venture with a Russian gold mining company, the Guardian reported after obtaining the documents from the Dossier Center.
The UK is upgrading its national security by adopting a recently implemented European Union fifth anti-money laundering directive, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced in a statement on Tuesday.
Josephine Iyamu, a nurse from London, was convicted on Thursday of organizing a sex trafficking network that performed voodoo rituals on Nigerian women before bringing them to Europe and forcing them into sex work, National Crime Agency announced.
The Council of Europe (CoE) has called for the United Kingdom to be more proactive in the country’s fight against government corruption, the organization’s anti-corruption unit GRECO said in a statement Thursday. It also released an evaluation report on preventing corruption in top UK government offices and within law enforcement agencies.
Organized crime and the rise in gang activity “affects more UK citizens, more often, than any other security threat,” according to a report released on Monday by the UK’s National Crime Agency.
The United Kingdom denied a French request for assistance in its investigation into alleged money laundering and tax fraud by Lycamobile, a U.K. telecoms company, reports BuzzFeed News. The British government said in its refusal that Lycamobile is the “biggest corporate donor to the Conservative party.”
A British citizen was arrested in Morocco and extradited to the US for misusing investor funds and misleading investors in entities he controlled, the Department of Justice said Friday.
British authorities on Thursday began new investigations into money-laundering, sanctions and economic crime, focusing particular attention on properties purchased from those with Russian connections.
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