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.
The United Kingdom will recover US$ 6.2 million lost in a corruption case stemming from a Canadian energy company bribing Chadian officials in both the United States and Canada, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced on Thursday.
Britain announced on Monday the creation of a new National Economic Crime Center (NECC) to crack down on money laundering, which is estimated to cost taxpaying households in the United Kingdom US$ 340 each year.
Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya was arrested in the UK on Tuesday for the second time this year on behalf of Indian authorities who allege that he diverted a state loan meant for his ailing airline carrier to support his Formula 1 team, the Guardian reported.
A new law aimed to reduce money laundering in the United Kingdom came into effect on Sunday, in effort to decrease the amount of illicit money entering the country.
Two men described in court as the "premier league" of firearms suppliers were jailed Monday for selling weapons from the dark web to organized crime gangs across the UK.
Almost 500 identities are being stolen in the UK each day, a rate that has reached epidemic levels, the fraud prevention service Cifas said Wednesday.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) disclosed Friday that it is under investigation by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority for suspicions of money laundering "in relation to certain customers."
The Spanish National Police has dismantled an international criminal network that used commercial flights to smuggle Iranian citizens into the UK, Europol announced Thursday.
The European branch of the infamous drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman’s cartel is now collaborating with Romanian gangsters to smuggle cocaine into the UK, the International Business Times reported onMonday.
A new multinational effort was launched Wednesday to tackle grand corruption, a criminal category that can include bribery of public officials, embezzlement, abuse of power and money laundering of proceeds from crime.
Violent Albanian crime groups are exerting "considerable control" over the drug market in the UK, while gangs from Serbia and Turkey dominate maritime cocaine trafficking routes, according to a report by the National Crime Agency (NCA) releasedWednesday.
New UK legislation goes into effect Monday regulating Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs), a unique corporate structure that has been increasingly abused by money launderers.
Factories, hospitals and major corporations around the world grounded to a halt Friday after ransomware hit 200,000 targets in 150 countries, the largest cyber-attack of its kind ever recorded.
Chinese anti-corruption authorities published Thursday the foreign addresses for 22 of its "most wanted" suspects, who they believe to be living around the world in plain sight.
The U.S. Department of Justice has traced more than £6 million (US$ 7.5 million) of a $230 million tax refund fraud scheme uncovered by deceased Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, to a UK bank account, the Telegraph reported Thursday.
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