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Bribery, Money-Laundering, And Islamophobia: The Sheldon Adelson Story The Media Forgot
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson has a history of illegal behavior and controversial comments -- facts that were left out of mainstream print reporting on GOP candidates trying to win his favor last week.
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The legality of virtual currency
We’ve all heard the news: Mt. Gox is down and has declared bankruptcy. This means Bitcoin is in trouble, and in fact, this could be the end. Except, like always, don’t believe the hype. This is not the first series of "the end of Bitcoin" articles sprayed about the Internet.
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Venezuela and their new foreign exchange system
President Nicolas Maduro's government launched a new foreign exchange system on Monday, a long-awaited effort to tame Venezuela's black market for U.S. dollars and increase the flow of greenbacks to local businesses. After authorities had missed several previously announced dates to launch Sicad 2, the central bank said the platform was ready for trading. (http://www.bcv.org.ve/c1/lonuevo.asp)
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Bernard Madoff Pyramidal Ponzi Scheme
One of the biggest pyramidal fraud cases in all history. This was the prelude for the fallen of other businessman in the United States. Madoff fraud reached people fromm across the world. The Ponzi Scheme was valued in more than US$50.000.
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Drug Cartels Rely On Big Banks To Launder Profits
The State Department reports that Mexican trafficking organizations earn between $19 and $29 billion every year from selling marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines on the streets of American cities.
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Corruption Currents: From Iranian Government Tears to Teaming Up on Cyber Risk
A former Canadian bridge commission official opened a Swiss bank account soon after SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. won a contract in a $127 million Montreal bridge project, Radio-Canada reported. The official initially denied having a Swiss account or receiving money from the Canadian engineering giant, but later said he opened an account in Switzerland for a family member and had no knowledge of its contents. The company didn’t comment.
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The coin prince: inside Bitcoin's first big money-laundering scandal
What last week’s arrest of Charlie Shrem means for the virtual currency. Shrem had never been arrested before, but a magistrate detailed a list of felony charges against him the next morning: one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, one count of failure to file a suspicious activity report, and one count of operating an unlicensed money transmitter, together carrying a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. Bail was set at $1 million.
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Sexual slavery in Mexico – a pimp tells his story
Sex trafficking entraps thousands of Mexican women every year. A jailed pimp, who claims to be reformed, explains his role. Pedro's life as a sex trafficker began when he offered a sweet to a pretty young domestic servant out on a Sunday stroll in a provincial city in central Mexico. "Once I got her laughing, I knew I was in with a chance," he recalls. "Then I got the sun, the moon and the stars down from the sky for her."
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Mexico:Top Five Most Violent Drug Cartels
Following the arrest of drug lord Dionicio Loya Plancarte, leader of the Knights Templar criminal organisation, IBTimesUK looks into some of the most dangerous drug cartels in Mexico.
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Europe’s big banks count the cost of probes
As banking earnings season gets underway in the U.S., majors like J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. are being watched closely to see what impact stepped-up scrutiny from regulators may have on results. But U.S. banks aren’t the only ones coming under the spotlight over rate-rigging — their counterparts in Europe are also grappling with the fallout.
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