01.31.19

Major hit against fraud and money laundering

Yesterday, a joint action led by Germany (the Public Prosecutor's Office (PPO) Cologne and Police Cologne) and Italy (PPO Bolzano, with the support of Guardia di Finanza Brunico) resulted in the dismantling of an organised crime group (OCG) involved in large-scale financial fraud and money laundering across Europe.



01.31.19

Saudi Arabia winds down 15-month anti-corruption campaign

Saudi Arabia has ended a sprawling crackdown on corruption ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that it said had recovered more than $106 billion through settlements with scores of senior princes, ministers and top businessmen.



01.31.19

When are we going to finally combat corruption?

It is always the hope that a report such as the recently released Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2018, by Transparency International (TI), would be welcomed by our national institutions.



01.31.19

Cryptocurrency Money Laundering: Alarming New Trends

Despite the value of cryptocurrency plummeting since 2017, cybercriminals and rogue nations are still using it to launder funds.



01.30.19

Huawei Charges, Venezuela Sanctions, Corruption: CEO Daily for January 29, 2019

The Justice Department's criminal charges against Huawei and its CFO, Meng Wanzhou, were not exactly unanticipated-but they're still a bombshell in the current context.



01.30.19

Dubai Has Become A "Money Laundering Paradise" Says Anti-Corruption Group

The Gulf city of Dubai has been slammed as a "money laundering paradise" by leading anti-corruption group Transparency International.



01.30.19

Malaysia launches ambitious anti-corruption plan

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is sometimes blamed for tolerating corruption and the rise of cronyism during his first stint as prime minister, launched on Tuesday (Jan 29) an ambitious plan to make the country corruption free in five years.



01.30.19

Russia Proposes Easing Laws On Corruption, Saying It's Unavoidable Sometimes

Russia's Ministry of Justice is proposing a change to make some corrupt acts exempt from punishment, if the corruption is found to be unavoidable.



01.30.19

US government scores worst mark since 2011 in global corruption survey

The US scored its lowest mark since 2011 in a global survey measuring government corruption that was released Tuesday.



01.29.19

U.S. charges top Chinese cellphone maker Huawei with money laundering, fraud

The Trump administration announced criminal charges against one of China's largest telecommunications companies Monday, a dramatic move that promises to ratchet up tensions on the eve of trade talks this week between the two countries.



01.29.19

Atlanta council, mayor at odds over plan to stem corruption

In 2017, as a federal corruption investigation at Atlanta City Hall was expanding, public outcry for reform influenced the platforms of most politicians running for city office.



01.29.19

United Nations stands behind Kenya in fight against corruption

At the outset we the United Nations (UN) family in Kenya commends the Government of Kenya and civil society led by KEPSA on the Multi-Sectoral Initiative against Corruption meeting held on 24 and 25 January 2019.



01.29.19

The war on corruption is picking up speed. But will anyone go to jail?

South Africa's latest pursuit of truth has gone up a gear as it enters a new phase in which the stakes are raised for all the protagonists.



01.29.19

Trial begins for pharma exec accused of using 'bribes and fraud' to sell fentanyl

The first criminal trial of a pharmaceutical executive who marketed the drug fentanyl started Monday in Boston.



01.28.19

Fraud Trial May Make Ex-Insys CEO Face of Opioid Crisis

The first prosecution of a pharmaceutical company chief executive tied to opioid overdoses begins this week, when Insys Therapeutics Inc.'s John Kapoor goes on trial.



01.28.19

Facebook allowed 'friendly fraud' to profit from kids, memo says

Facebook allowed children to rack up huge bills on digital games while the company rejected recommendations for addressing what it dubbed "friendly fraud," according to newly released court documents.



01.28.19

HEDGE FUNDS HAVE REMAINED EXEMPT FROM MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS. HERE'S WHY.

Investment companies such as hedge funds and private equity firms have escaped multiple efforts to subject them to rules meant to combat money laundering.



01.28.19

Onslaught on Judiciary undermines fight on corruption, the rule of law

The abiding memory from the National Anti-Corruption conference that closed on Friday is that of everyone rounding up on the Judiciary- painting it as the weakest link in the war against the corruption scourge.



01.28.19

Corruption a 'real national threat'

Although newspapers have reported on Bosasa in the past, the full extent of the corruption is now being laid bare.



01.25.19

Deutsche Bank Faces Growing U.S Scrutiny Over Money Laundering

Deutsche Bank AG is facing broadening U.S. scrutiny as a leading Republican lawmaker joined Democratic colleagues in questioning the company's steps to combat money-laundering amid reports that its U.S. unit may have been a key conduit for dirty cash.



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