Trust company fined $835,000 for opening 'gateway to possible money laundering' in Angola

An investment scheme involving tycoon Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais exposed in ICIJ's Paradise Papers investigation bore "obvious" risks of possible corruption, a Jersey court finds.


IRS Initiates 'Operation Hidden Treasure' to Root Out Unreported Crypto Income

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) appears to be stepping up its enforcement capabilities with a new program dedicated to cryptocurrency tax compliance.


Ex-undercover agent Robert Mazur to share first-person AML lessons at CW event

There's no better way to know where to find money-laundering risk than to have been a part of it, from the inside.


No specific reason for compliance talks with Norges-Thyssenkrupp

Germany's Thyssenkrupp on Thursday said it was in regular talks about compliance issues with Norway's wealth fund, adding there were no specific reasons for current discussions.


How China's Massive Corruption Crackdown Snares Entrepreneurs Across The Country

The meteoric rise of aluminum executive Zhang Zhixiong transformed his rural Chinese hamlet into a lucrative mining community. But his fall from grace was even more dramatic.



The financial-services industry has been disrupted and roiled by a perfect storm of forces.


More than 1 in 3 cryptocurrency investors know little to nothing about it, survey finds

With bitcoin continuing to make headlines as it breaks through price barriers, more new investors are drawn to cryptocurrency every day.


Financial crime compliance takes centre stage as digital adoption accelerates

2020 saw digital adoption accelerate across the global financial services industry, the impact of which will be felt into 2021 and beyond.


Financial Crime Surges in 2020 Following Shift to Digital Banking and Commerce

A huge rise in financial crime was recorded last year, driven by the rapid shift to digital banking and commerce following COVID-19 lockdowns.


UN Experts Propose Pact to Fight Tax Abuse and Financial Crime

A panel of experts from the United Nations called upon world governments to not only fight tax abuse and cross-border financial crimes, but to commit to reinvesting the billions of lost dollars into the COVID-19 crisis and international development goals for 2030.


North Korea is the most isolated country on the planet, but it still finds ways to steal billions of dollars

The Department of Justice said last month that North Korea has used cyberattacks to steal over $1 billion since 2015 to fund its nuclear weapons program.


How a US anti-corruption law boosted economic growth in rural Africa

Government corruption is hard to see, and the drag it imposes on economic development is hard to measure.


Signing flawed N.J. sentencing bill would condone corruption | Letters

I want to comment on the Star-Ledger editorial, "For racial justice, Murphy should hold his nose and sign sentencing bill."


Fraud in Times of Pandemic

he new pandemic has taken its toll on the world and certainly changed the way members of society fundamentally interact with each other.


A major Chinese bitcoin mining hub is shutting down its cryptocurrency operations

China's Inner Mongolia region plans to ban new cryptocurrency mining projects and shut down existing activity in a bid to cut down on energy-consumption.


France's Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

A Paris court found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling on Monday and sentenced him to a year in prison.


Guatemala begins reshaping court; corruption concerns grow

Guatemala's Congress has begun reshaping the country's highest court, selecting a new magistrate and an alternate in decisions that could have grave consequences for the battle against corruption and impunity


UAE Ministry of Economy extends anti-money laundering compliance date for four business categories

Property brokers, gem wholesalers have until March 31 to be in full compliance


Romania's former tourism minister sentenced for corruption and money-laundering

An ex-government minister and the daughter of former Romanian President Traian Basescu have been convicted of corruption.


'Vancouver Model' money laundering connects B.C., Las Vegas and Macau casinos, inquiry hears

B.C.'s inquiry into money laundering has heard stunning evidence about connections between B.C. government casinos, casinos in Macau and Las Vegas, and international drug traffickers and loan sharks moving money between Vancouver, Latin America and Asia via Chinese underground banks.

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