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Bulgarian Bitcoin Tax Guidance May Leave Money-Laundering Loophole
Published on 04/04/2014
Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency (NRA), the government organisation in charge of administering state taxes and social security contributions in the eastern European nation, has issued new taxation guidelines for digital currency.
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UK: Seven Football League players arrested for alleged bribery, money laundering
Published on 04/04/2014
Seven players representing Football League clubs have been arrested in connection with alleged bribery and money laundering. The National Crime Agency have announced that the players in question are from clubs based in the North-West of England.
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Illegal Florida Sports Gambling and Money Laundering Ring Receives Sentencing
Published on 04/04/2014
Michele Lasso, a 30 year old Panamanian who had been living in Florida, was given probation for money laundering for an illegal sports betting operation which covered multiple states. In all, Ms. Lasso is thought to have laundered $8 million in cash for the sports gambling ring.
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Bahamas Yet To Fully Satisfy Global Money Laundering Standards
Published on 04/04/2014
The Bahamas has yet to fully satisfy the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) that its anti-money laundering/counter terror financing regime meets the required standard, with this nation remaining on “regular follow up” monitoring.
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Deutsche Boerse's Clearstream in money-laundering probe
Published on 04/04/2014
German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse said Wednesday that its clearing and settlement unit Clearstream is the target of a money-laundering probe in the United States.
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Kubiv: Central bank to revoke licenses of banks incriminated in money laundering
Published on 04/04/2014
Stepan Kubiv, National Bank of Ukraine head, warned the banks operating as money laundering centers will be closed, Kubiv told Reporter. Checks have revealed money laundering centers in 12 banks.
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How The Supreme Court Legalized Money Laundering By Rich Campaign Donors
Published on 03/04/2014
Chief Justice John Roberts begins his opinion in McCutcheon v. FEC with a flourish: “[t]here is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders.” He then spends the next forty pages explaining why that participation includes the right of rich people to attempt to buy elections.
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Football and cricket most susceptible to money laundering
Published on 03/04/2014
Sports is an area, which experiences continuous flow of money from different sources and has been able to survive and grow even during times of difficulties. No wonder cash rich sports like football, tennis, cricket and boxing are most susceptible for money laundering
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Tougher measures against money laundering in Belarus
Published on 03/04/2014
MINSK – The House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus gave the first and second reading to the bill on amending the law on measures to prevent money laundering and combat the financing of terrorist activities on 2 April, BelTA has learned.
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Former OneBanc VP indicted on bank fraud, money laundering charges
Published on 03/04/2014
LITTLE ROCK — A former senior vice president of OneBanc has been indicted on bank fraud and money laundering charges, federal authorities said Wednesday.
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El Chapo Guzman May Still Be Banking With HSBC
Published on 03/04/2014
Remember that time HSBC was found to be running a lucrative money-laundering business on the side, cheerfully doing business with Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, the Iranians, Burmese and the Cubans?
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Criminal Inquiry Said to Be Opened on Citigroup
Published on 03/04/2014
Just as Citigroup was putting a troubled past of taxpayer bailouts and risky investments behind it, the bank now finds itself in the government’s cross hairs again. Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation into a recent $400 million fraud involving Citigroup’s Mexican unit, according to people briefed on the matter, one of a handful of government inquiries looming over the giant bank.
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Alleged Silk Road owner says he can't be guilty of money laundering if bitcoin isn't money
Published on 02/04/2014
Ross Ulbricht, who stands accused of running the Silk Road black market under the name "Dread Pirate Roberts," says that new federal bitcoin laws make the charges against him invalid. In a filing over the weekend,
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U.S. Monitor Says HSBC Anti-Money-Laundering Systems Need Upgrade
Published on 02/04/2014
A U.S. independent compliance monitor warned HSBC Holdings HSBA.LN -0.31% PLC that it needs to further upgrade its anti-money-laundering systems, according to a filing published Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Ex-Bank of Billings President Sentenced for $413,000 Fraud, Money Laundering Scheme
Published on 02/04/2014
Billings, Mo. – The former president of the Bank of Billings was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to 30 months in federal prison for a $413,000 bank fraud and money laundering scheme. Matthew D. Spillman, 35, of Nixa, was the president of the Bank of Billings until he was terminated for misappropriating bank funds.
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Gambia: Tackling Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
Published on 02/04/2014
The Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa and the Gambia Financial Intelligence Unit have determinedly collaborated to put in place anti-money laundering and counter financing terrorism strategies that would prevent or frustrate the efforts of money launders and other financial criminals in The Gambia.
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Clearstream Banking and Iran Central Bank Probed by U.S
Published on 02/04/2014
A U.S. grand jury is investigating possible money laundering and other violations by Clearstream Banking SA and Iran’s central bank for the benefit of Iran, a federal prosecutor said in court papers filed in a New York suit involving victims of terrorist attacks.
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Neath RFC owner in fraud and money laundering arrest
Published on 02/04/2014
The owner of Neath Rugby Club has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering. Geraint Hawkes, 47, and another man were held by Gwent Police on Wednesday.
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Romanian authorities start searches in alleged tax evasion, money laundering cases, large Romanian media companies targeted
Published on 01/04/2014
The Romanian Police started searches into several companies and individuals in Bucharest and in the Ilfov county for alleged tax evasion and money laundry, according to Romanian media.
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MEPs protective on anti-money laundering rules
Published on 01/04/2014
MEPs Mizzi and Metsola say ‘draconian’ anti-money laundering rules will affect Malta’s financial services and gaming businesses. Two Maltese MEPs have justified their vote against a parliamentary resolution on a stronger anti-money laundering directive approved by MEPs in Brussels.
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