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Long Sought US Anti-Money Laundering Bill to Ban Anonymous Companies

After more than a decade-long push by transparency and anti-corruption advocates to ban the incorporation of anonymous companies, U.S. Congress on Friday passed the measure into law. The move is expected to make it more difficult for criminals and kleptocrats to conceal the origin of their ill-gotten gains.

US Expands Civil Forfeiture in PrivatBank Case

Authorities in the United States are pursuing forfeiture of an Ohio property allegedly acquired with funds embezzled from one of Ukraine’s largest banks as part of a multi-billion dollar financial scandal.

New York Labor Leader Accused of Ties With Organized Crime

James Cahill, an American labor leader who was arrested in October on bribery charges, had extensive connections to organized crime, including the famous Gambino Family, the Westies, an Irish gang that once operated in Manhattan, and Group America, a Serbian drug trafficking gang, prosecutors said.

NY Healthcare Clinics Probed For Unlawful COVID-19 Vaccine Diversion

New York authorities will investigate a network of health clinics over allegations that they fraudulently administered the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the public, despite guidelines that it first be given to frontline workers and the state’s most medically vulnerable citizens.