B.C. moves closer to money laundering public inquiry; feds vow 'crack down'

Money laundering in British Columbia has become a top issue for the federal and provincial governments with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau vowing a crackdown, while the province considers a public inquiry.


Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future" - Akinwumi Adesina, at World Peace Summit of Global leaders

"We are working hard with governments to improve transparency, governance, accountability and project delivery across the continent. Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future," Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank said at the World Peace Summit of Global Leaders.


Ex-Corruption Fighter in Romania, Shortlisted for Top E.U. Job, Faces Foes at Home

When Laura Codruta Kovesi was in charge of Romania's anticorruption agency, thousands of government officials and business leaders were successfully prosecuted in what became an important victory in the battle against graft in a country that ranks among the more corrupt in Europe.


Muhammadu Buhari: Nigeria's anti-corruption president

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 on a wave of hope that he could defeat Boko Haram Islamists and turn around a country blighted by decades of corruption and poor governance.


How criminals use Uber and Airbnb to launder money stolen from your credit card

Cybercriminals are turning to new technologies to launder their ill-gotten gains, including recruiting fake Uber drivers, shady Airbnb hosts and crypto conversion specialists via the underground dark web, experts say.


Three charged with money laundering in online car-selling scam

Federal prosecutors announced charges Thursday against three people who allegedly bilked hundreds of people out of millions of dollars in an online vehicle sales scheme.


Maria Butina's Boyfriend Indicted on Money Laundering Charges

Paul Erickson, the GOP operative and longtime boyfriend of criminal Russian national Maria Butina, has been indicted on 11 counts of federal wire fraud and money laundering, for what the U.S. Attorney's office in South Dakota describes as a two-decade scheme to "defraud" investors and "personally enrich Erickson."


Politics of anti-corruption

In its latest version, it seems coincidental with the whims of a despairing authoritarianism


Exclusion will continue to fuel corruption

For years, we have been subjected to an avalanche of stories revealing just how deeply corruption is entrenched in our society.


Miami Drug Company CEO Guilty of Fraud So Large He Crashed a Puerto Rican Bank

Westernbank used to be one of the largest financial institutions in Puerto Rico. It once employed 1,500 people.


New Trump-Russia probe will focus on reports of money laundering, 'financial compromise,' Schiff says

The House Intelligence Committee's new Democratic leadership will scrutinize "credible reports of money laundering and financial compromise" involving the businesses of President Trump and those closest to him, the panel's chairman said Wednesday, in what will be one of several priorities as lawmakers open a fresh investigation into the president's alleged Russia ties.


South Africa whistleblower Angelo Agrizzi charged with corruption

The whistleblower who gave damning evidence to an inquiry in South Africa, implicating top ruling party officials in serious wrongdoing, has been charged with corruption.


Why allegations of corruption against the judiciary are alarming

It was February 2014 and the country was gearing up for the much hyped Oscar Pistorius trial.


'Clean' Denmark proof of universal corruption

Denmark ranks number one as the least corrupt in the Transparency International 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index published last month.


Trivialize Corruption, Neutralize Justice! By Wole Soyinka

Impunity covers all crimes, not just material corruption. And any social or governance institution which, through act or negligence, fails to stem the tide of criminality within its charge, flings open the sluices of impunity.


Money Laundering Far More Common Among Banks Than Cryptocurrency Platforms, Banks Launder $2 Trillion A Year

Cryptocurrency skeptics oftentimes refer to virtual currencies as "only used by criminals to launder money.


Iran rejects EU trade, anti-money laundering link

Iran on Tuesday ruled out linkage between a new EU mechanism to trade with Tehran bypassing US sanctions and an anti-money laundering bill.


Feds say San Antonio college student in luxury car case tied to Knights Templar drug cartel

A judge on Tuesday found federal agents had enough probable cause to arrest a San Antonio man allegedly associated with the Knights Templar cartel of Mexico on a charge of money-laundering conspiracy, but held off on deciding whether the suspect will be allowed out on bond.


Corruption and the non-profit sector

As someone who has worked extensively with non-profit organisations in South Africa on their financial sustainability, it is alarming to read an escalation of reports on corruption in the sector and there is no doubt that some donors are having to deal with big question marks relating to the expenditure of funds.


Vancouver council passes motion seeking boost to anti-money laundering measures

Motion presented after concern over cash payments to city for fees including property taxes

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