Two offshore companies owned by down and out homeless alcoholics used accounts in Swedbank’s Estonian branch to transfer up to €180 million (US $204 million) to a wholesaler which experienced suspiciously rapid growth, according to OCCRP’s Estonian partner Postimees.
Dozens of parents, including Hollywood actresses, have been arrested and charged alongside test administrators and elite college sports coaches in multiple states across the US in a multi-million dollar scheme that facilitated admission into elite colleges across the US in return for bribes.
The leader of a multi-billion dollar scheme involving the sale of fraudulent crypto-currency OneCoin, was arrested on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport, according to a US Justice Department press release.
All 28 European Union member nations on Thursday unanimously rejected a proposal to blacklist 23 countries suspected of terrorist financing and money laundering, a landmark measure in the ongoing fight against money laundering.
A magistrate of the Spanish National Court has found evidence that scandal ridden state-owned company Defex, now in liquidation, allegedly engaged in corruption in the supply of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, implicating Saudi Arabian government officials.
Despite years of revelations that European banks have helped to launder billions of dollars in illicit cash for Russian business people, EU member states are on Thursday expected to nix a landmark money laundering blacklist that would represent a step toward staunching the flow.
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.
Cambodia has been placed on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) anti-money laundering and terrorism financing watch-list, the inter-governmental body announced on Friday.
The UK’s National Crime Agency seized property related to the home of an alleged senior member of a Northern Irish paramilitary group, the agency said Friday.
German authorities announced on Wednesday they seized 50 million euros (US$56.7 million) believed to be derived from the “Russian Laundromat” - an international money laundering scheme exposed in 2014 by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.
OCCRP’s Bulgarian partner Bivol has identified a Bulgarian lawyer as the owner of a bank account allegedly used to launder hundreds of millions of dirty dollars on behalf of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro.
Estonian parliament again shelved the draft of a law that was to strengthen the rules on money-laundering, saying the bill will be discussed again after election in March, the Estonian Committee on Legal Affairs said on Thursday.
A federal jury in Laredo, Texas found six individuals guilty in connection with a two-year multi-million dollar money laundering scheme, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested 17 people in connection with an international money laundering scheme, seizing vast quantities of drugs and cash, in an early morning raid on Monday. Three other members of the network remain at large, said the RCMP.
The former president of the Maldives was charged with grand corruption, money laundering and theft on Wednesday, the Diplomat, a Tokyo-based news magazine covering the Asia-Pacific, reported.
In a nationally televised interview, Nicos Anastasiades invited investigators to look into the Gold Visa program and if they found he was involved, he said, he would go to court -- or resign.
The primary whistleblower in South Africa’s state capture inquiry was among seven suspects who have been charged with corruption, money laundering, and fraud, Business Day, a daily newspaper in South Africa, reported.
Accepting bribes from a former minister during Nigeria’s 2015 elections has landed two former election officials seven and eight year terms in prison, the country’s anti-corruption body announced on Friday.
Macedonia’s right-wing former ruling party, VMRO-DPMNE, stands accused of a litany of crimes, including illegally purchasing dozens of properties all over the country. OCCRP’s local member center, IRL Macedonia, has the list.
Britain is launching a new task force to tackle the country’s bribery, corruption and money laundering problem estimated to be worth £14.4 billion (US$18.6 billion) a year.
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