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July 7 2016 The Asian Development Bank has updated its anti-corruption policy to help member countries address the methods of tax secrecy and evasion unearthed in leaks like the Panama Papers.  In a statement released today, the bank highlighted that Asian nations accounted for over 60% of the estimated $5.6tn...
POLICE in Italy have arrested 20 people and seized some 17 seaside resorts along the southern coast in a crackdown on organised crime clans suspected of laundering money through the tourist industry. Italian prosecutor Nicola Gratteri told reporters in Reggio Calabria that two 'ndrangheta crime syndicate clans are believed to...
February 15, 2018 Bank capped number of alerts rather than invest resources to investigate suspicious activity. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in coordination with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the U.S. Department of Justice, today announced the assessment of a $185 million civil money penalty against...
Further amendments to 2007 Guidance After reviewing comments received on the consultation version published in September, JMLSG today publishes final amendments to its December 2007 Guidance, which have been submitted to HM Treasury for Ministerial approval. Although the new Guidance will only take over the ‘legal’ status of the existing Guidance...
Three undersecretaries working for unidentified ministries are involved in secret large-scale money laundering operations, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting knowledgeable sources. The same sources said these men began their operations through private investment and finance companies which they own and used the Central Bank of Iraq as a transit point to...
January 31 2017 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank) £163,076,224 for failing to maintain an adequate anti-money laundering (AML) control framework during the period between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2015. This is the largest financial penalty for AML controls failings ever imposed...