In what is being described as a landmark case, the U.K.’s National Crime Agency, NCA, relied on an Unexplained Wealth Order to seize millions in property and assets from a businessman with alleged ties to organized crime.
Despite its status as one of the world’s most secretive and low tax jurisdictions, the European Council announced on Tuesday that it has delisted the Cayman Islands from the EU’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes – informally known as its tax haven blacklist.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s chances to get hold of US$1.95 billion in gold stored in the Bank of England rose on Monday when a U.K. appeals court overturned a previous High Court ruling that stated the U.K. had recognized Maduro’s rival as the country’s president.
International journalist associations have joined Monday’s appeal of the Russian Union of Journalists, RUJ, for Russian authorities to investigate the the death of the editor-in-chief of an independent Russian news site who set herself on fire in front of a government building.
Investigative journalists and civil society groups are encouraged by the news that the government of the British Virgin Islands, BVI, – one of the world’s most notorious financial secrecy jurisdictions – plans to make company ownership publicly accessible information.
Nearly a year after the Vatican appointed one of Italy’s top anti-mafia prosecutors to tackle alleged financial wrongdoing in the Holy See, the Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body, Moneyval, arrived in the Vatican to make its own assessment.
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A U.S. visa program that provides residency to wealthy investors from abroad “faces serious corruption and money laundering risks,” according to a recent report published by Transparency International Russia.