AML Case studies / Reports

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

June 27 2018 More than 40 alleged dark-web drug dealers have been arrested as part of a sweeping federal effort described by the Department of Justice as “the first nationwide undercover operation targeting dark net vendors.” The core of the operation was an online money-laundering business seized by agents from...
June 12 2018 In this report, we examine seven individuals and organizations, their associated corporate networks, and their real estate holdings. We identify 44 properties worth approximately $28.2 million directly associated with sanctioned individuals, as well as 37 properties worth approximately $78.8 million within their expanded networks. Each of these...
May 29 2018 As pressure from regulators and law enforcement intensifies, and property professionals develop their risk assessments, the need for greater publicly available information about money laundering techniques and practices remains unmet. Sometimes, the factors which trigger suspicions will be obvious.
May 25 2018 Dozens of recorded phone calls to Stephen Mardigan in which he takes bets from gamblers, discusses how they can pay their debts and confers with other bookies offer insight into how the Portland man who now faces nearly three decades behind bars ran what federal officials are...
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...