08.16.19

GE falls the most in 11 years after Madoff whistleblower calls it a 'bigger fraud than Enron'

General Electric shares fall after Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos targets the conglomerate in a new report, calling it "a bigger fraud than Enron."



08.16.19

Eastside's fake British billionaire, Keenan Gracey, pleads guilty in 'pre-IPO' fraud

Keenan Alexander Gracey, a former Newcastle resident charged with defrauding Seattle-area residents and others of around $5.8 million while pretending to be a British billionaire, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering Thursday.



08.16.19

Feds: Man used casino to launder drug money

An Arizona man accused of trying to launder more than $1 million in drug money by making it appear it came from cashed out winnings at Hollywood Casino Toledo pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple felony charges.



08.16.19

Second UAW official with ties to Flint area charged by feds in union corruption scandal

- A second former Flint area UAW official has been charged for his alleged role in a corruption scandal, this one involving the union and General Motors.



08.15.19

Singapore steps up scrutiny of shell firms to combat money laundering

Singapore's central bank is raising its guard against money launderers increasingly using onshore shell companies to mask their transactions, a senior official said.



08.15.19

Only legal and political reform can stop Guatemala's corruption and crime

ONLY ABOUT 40 percent of Guatemala's more than 8 million registered voters cast ballots in the Central American country's national election on Sunday.



08.15.19

Feds charge ex-UAW leader in growing corruption scandal

A former senior United Auto Workers official has been charged with wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering, marking an expansion of a federal corruption investigation that has spread beyond Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.



08.15.19

How young educated Ghanaians view corruption

A corruption scandal is in the news in Ghana again. Media reports suggest an elaborate scheme of cronyism in the procurement of private sector involvement in the country's energy industry.



08.15.19

Tier 1 Investor Visa: Anti-Money Laundering Provisions

A recent investigation by Channel 4's Dispatches alleged serious failings in the Tier 1 Investor visa scheme, with the Home Office supposedly delegating anti-money laundering checks to banks and investment managers, whilst legal advisors counselled potential clients that sensitive information regarding source of funds need not be disclosed.



08.14.19

Todd Chrisley Denies Allegations of Tax Evasion and Bank Fraud as He Claims Ex-Employee Stole from His Family

Todd Chrisley is getting ahead of the news and denying that he and his wife Julie committed financial crimes as he says he is about to be named in a soon-to-be-released federal indictment.



08.14.19

The crowdfunded phone of the future was a multimillion-dollar scam

In 2014, Jeffrey Tschiltsch opened an email from Indiegogo and saw the future of computing.



08.14.19

Rep. Duncan Hunter Corruption Trial Postponed Until January 2020

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter won't go on trial until next year on corruption charges that involve the spending of campaign cash on vacations, extramarital affairs and other items, a U.S. judge decided Tuesday.



08.14.19

Top Security Man In Iran Accused Of Corruption By Whistle Blower

A source "close" to the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani has denied reports that he is involved in self-enrichment and corruption.



08.14.19

North Macedonia Govt Announces New Anti-Corruption Team

Amid a high-profile extortion scandal that has rocked the country, North Macedonia's government is forming an anti-corruption team which it says will help the prosecution and courts to root out graft.



08.13.19

Crypto Derivatives Exchange Blade Raises $4.3M From Coinbase and Others

A soon-to-launch cryptocurrency derivatives exchange has raised $4.3 million from major investors such as the cryptocurrency platform Coinbase and the investment firm SV Angel. The exchange Blade is scheduled to launch in three weeks' time.



08.13.19

South Africa: Relief for President Ramaphosa in corruption case

Judge delays implementation of findings linked to claim that Cyril Ramaphosa misled parliament about campaign donation.



08.13.19

UN Investigates Corruption in Its Own Agencies in Yemen

Last October, a group of United Nations investigators gathered at the airport in Sana'a, Yemen. The six former and current aid officials were preparing to leave the country with important evidence.



08.13.19

Tanzanian investigative journalist in court over money laundering

Erick Kabendera also faces charges of leading organised crime and failure to pay tax



08.13.19

New global cryptocurrency system set to fight money laundering

A number of countries have plans to create a new system to collect and share personal data on individuals who conduct cryptocurrency transactions.



08.12.19

How an NC lawmaker who committed 7 years of campaign finance fraud got no days in jail

How did a North Carolina legislator commit at least seven years of campaign finance reporting fraud, yet plead to just one crime that resulted in zero days in jail? We asked, and the answer is troubling.



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