AML Case studies / Reports

Case studies/ reports which can provide in-depth knowledge of this area. Updated regularly.

May 24 2018 The anti-money laundering industry is based on a series of assumptions, seldom critiqued, let alone tested by practitioners and governments. For example, that money laundering threatens economies, that money laundering controls are effective, that extending anti-money laundering (AML) obligations to new industries will have a big effect,...
May 14 2018 Many Australians struggle to save a deposit for a home, let alone pay for a property in full. So how did then 22-year-old Ngouth Oth Mai manage to buy a $1.5 million property in Melbourne upfront in 2014 when he had only ever earned welfare payments and lived...
April 27 2018 Worthless” books priced at up to thousands, of dollars on Amazon.com and which contain only nonsensical text have been identified as possible vehicles for money laundering by an author whose name was, he says, used to send almost $24,000 (£17,200) to an unknown and fraudulent seller. Amazon’s self-publishing arm...
April 26 2018 Have you ever held £2,000 at once in your hand?" that was the line used to tempt Holly into becoming a money mule. At the age of 17 and still at school, Holly (not her real name) was approached on Instagram, then Snapchat, by a person who promised...
April 6 2018 Iceland needs better internal cooperation and coordination to effectively tackle money laundering and terrorist financing. The FATF conducted an assessment of Iceland’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) system. The assessment is a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of Iceland’s AML/CFT system and its level of compliance with...
March 2018 The 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) is an annual report by the Department of State to Congress prepared in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act. It describes the efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade in Calendar Year 2017. Volume I...