03.28.19

How to Detect a Fraud

High profile documentaries on Netflix, Hulu, and HBO describing alleged fraud at the Fyre Festival and Theranos are raising awareness that "the next big thing" may not always be what it seems. Anyone can be victimized by fraud, including employees, customers, and the general public; but venture capital investors should be in a unique position to spot a con.



03.28.19

Swedish Money Laundering Spins a Widening Web of Intrigue

As Sweden gets to grips with the money laundering scandal battering its oldest bank, questions are being asked about the impartiality of those overseeing the case.



03.28.19

Trump associate Felix Sater sued in New York over alleged money laundering

Another Trump associate is in hot water, this time engaged in a legal battle over allegations that he used his real estate projects in Russia to launder millions of dollars.



03.28.19

College Admissions Scandal: Two Parents Get Additional Money Laundering Charges

Amy and Gregory Colburn had already been charged with mail and wire fraud for allegedly paying $25,000 to facilitate cheating on their son's SAT. Now they're facing another charge.



03.28.19

Greatest threat to India is communalism, not corruption

In mid-November 2001, the young founders of a small, now defunct, IT start-up in Bengaluru called Premier Infotech invited me to their office. They wanted to tell me about a wonderful e-governance initiative launched by the new chief minister of Guja...



03.27.19

Parents charged with money laundering in college admissions cheating scandal

A federal grand jury Tuesday handed down new charges of money laundering against a California couple who were among 50 people accused earlier this month in a sweeping college admissions cheating scandal.



03.27.19

Swedbank report spotted anti-money-laundering breaches: Swedish TV

An internal Swedbank report identified major breaches of anti-money laundering obligations involving its business in Estonia, Swedish public broadcaster SVT said on Tuesday after having seen a copy of the document.



03.27.19

Guatemala's Anti-Corruption Crusader Faces Arrest

A Guatemalan judge has issued an arrest warrant for former attorney general and current presidential candidate Thelma Aldana, who previously led several high-profile corruption cases against political elites.



03.27.19

Slovakia told to make more progress on anti-corruption reforms

Slovakia has until the end of the year to submit a report regarding the implementation of anti-corruption measures, the Council of Europe's Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) said on Tuesday.



03.27.19

B.C. Liberal minister intervened to raise betting limits, ignoring money laundering warnings about Chinese VIPs

Despite money laundering concerns from the province's gambling regulator, officials in B.C.'s finance ministry intervened to allow B.C. Lottery Corp. to raise high-roller betting limits to $100,000 per hand in time for Chinese New Year visits, a Global News investigation shows.



03.26.19

Palestinian journalist wins appeal over Gaza corruption report

Hajar Harb, 34, acquitted on appeal over 2016 investigative report that revealed misconduct in Gaza's health ministry.



03.26.19

The Nollywood movie experiment to research Nigerians' anti-corruption behavior

The popularity of Nigeria's Nollywood movie industry-the world's second largest by volume-was covertly deployed for a social cause five years ago.



03.26.19

Bitcoin Money Laundering: How to Stay Safe in CryptoLand

Bitcoin is a prime avenue for laundering money. At least that's the narrative the mainstream media has been feeding the public.



03.26.19

WILLIAMS: More university corruption

Last week's column discussed the highly publicized university corruption scheme wherein wealthy parents bought admission at prestigious universities for their children.



03.26.19

JPMorgan record not so clean with money laundering, manipulation

The impressive history of the U.S.-based investment bank JPMorgan Chase is littered with cases of money laundering, sanctions-busting and market manipulation; these criticisms have surfaced once again after its report on the Turkish lira caused high volatility in the currency in Friday's trading



03.25.19

Corruption anxiety

Dayo Olopade, a Nigerian-American journalist and technologist living in London, used the term "corruption anxiety" to describe "the knowledge that society can be and has been manipulated to favor the powerful, at your expense" in a speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday.



03.25.19

How Strongmen Turned Interpol Into Their Personal Weapon

Hakeem al-Araibi thought he had escaped the reach of the Bahraini government when he fled to Australia years ago as a political refugee.



03.25.19

Governor signs ag fraud law

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed into law the agricultural production facility trespass law that prohibits advocacy groups and journalists from using deception to gain access to livestock facilities generally not open to the public.



03.25.19

International cyber scheme included email fraud of Bellingham company

Two men were convicted Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on charges stemming from each of their roles in an international cyber fraud scheme that funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent funds on behalf of a criminal organization.



03.25.19

Is Corruption the New Normal?

Prestigious universities and elite citizens are busted in a massive admissions scheme sprinkled with bribery and fraud.



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