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Money laundering charges: France pardons Dan Etete
Published on 01/04/2014
French government has cleared former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Chief Dan Etete, of the conviction of money laundering charges preferred against him in a French court.
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2G Scam: Chargesheet Against Raja, Kanimozhi Soon
Published on 01/04/2014
A charge sheet against former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi is expected to be filed soon in the 2G spectrum money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
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N.Y. judge lets Chevron bring fraud claims against Patton Boggs
Published on 01/04/2014
A New York judge has allowed Chevron Corp to sue Patton Boggs over claims that the Washington law and lobbying firm engaged in fraud while trying to enforce a multibillion-dollar environmental judgment for a group of Ecuadorean villagers.
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Organization Promising Fraud Protection Scams $20 Million From Senior Citizens
Published on 01/04/2014
Scamming people is wrong. Scamming senior citizens is immoral, disrespectful, and a number of other adjectives. Still, there are companies in the world that prey on the elderly. The Federal Trade Commission has put a stop to one such organizations that bilked more than $20 million from seniors.
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Lebanon abandons bank secrecy laws to probe money laundering and terrorist funding
Published on 31/03/2014
The Lebanese financial authorities lifted banking secrecy rules on 17 bank accounts suspected of involvement in money laundering, embezzlement and terrorist funding in 2013, the Central Bank’s Special Investigation Commission reported Thursday.
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NYDA money laundering case set to resume
Published on 31/03/2014
JOHANNESBURG - The fraud and money laundering case against former National Youth Development Agency head Andile Lungisa is expected to continue in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Monday.
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Central NY lakeside drug 'castle' up for sale; $4.3M listing for convict's former property
Published on 31/03/2014
SKANEATELES, New York — A sprawling lakeside mansion a New York man built with proceeds from the illegal drug trade is on the market for more than $4 million. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that a Syracuse developer who bought the Skaneateles Lake mansion for more than $1.5 million at a 2012 auction has listed the property at $4.3 million.
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Feds: Seattle’s ‘Ice Nightclub’ a none-too-subtle front for meth money
Published on 31/03/2014
If Steven Asir Thomas gets convicted on the federal charges he now faces, the club owner and purported money launderer won’t get any points for subtlety. Federal prosecutors in Seattle contend Thomas tried to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars in methamphetamine money through his aptly named nightspot – Ice Nightclub.
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Experts Seek Tighter Regulations against Money Laundering
Published on 31/03/2014
The Chairman, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mr. Remi Bello, has stressed the need for stiffer regulations against money laundering and terrorist financing.
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Customs dogs battle rising tide of illicit money movements
Published on 31/03/2014
Over the last three years there has been a trebling in the number of cases of undeclared cash smuggling discovered by Finnish customs. The sums moved into and out of the country are also increasing in size, according to the border guard—who have now enlisted help from man’s best friend.
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Money laundering cases filed against Sejal Shah
Published on 28/03/2014
AHMEDABAD: Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed two cases against businesswoman Sejal Shah under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act here on Thursday. The cases were filed in connection with two forgery complaints filed in 2009 and January 2014.
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Ex-minister and 25 others booked for money laundering
Published on 28/03/2014
INDORE: Three months after being named among the accused in multi-crore MP Professional Examination Board scam by special task force of MP police, former state minister Laxmikant Sharma has now been booked for money laundering.
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OFT fines estate agents almost £250k for money laundering failures
Published on 28/03/2014
The Office of Fair Trading has fined three estate agents a total of £246,665 for breaching money laundering regulations. London-based Hastings International UK Limited has been fined £47,966, while Jackson Grundy, a Northampton-based firm agency with 10 premises was fined £169,652.
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Money Laundering Probe into Former Vatican Bank Chief Shelved
Published on 28/03/2014
A Rome judge on Friday upheld a request from prosecutors to shelve an investigation into the former head of the Vatican Bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, over alleged money laundering. In 2010 the probe led in to the freezing of 23 million euros over two cash transfers involving the bank that were deemed suspicious. Gotti Tedeschi resigned from the bank, whose official name is the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR)
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China holder of 'golden' visa under investigation for money laundering
Published on 28/03/2014
A citizen of China who holds a 'golden' visa under Portugal's fast-track residence programme for foreign investors, and whose extradition is being sought by the authorities in his home country, is also being investigated in Portugal for money laundering, the attorney-general's office has said.
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International Bank of Qatar clamps down on money laundering
Published on 28/03/2014
The International Bank of Qatar has installed a financial crime risk management platform that it says will help it to better manage its anti-money laundering and fraud prevention strategy.
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U.S. to require casinos to vet high rollers' funds - sources
Published on 27/03/2014
U.S. casinos may soon have to vet where their high rollers' funds come from under a requirement being developed by the U.S. Treasury Department, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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Money laundering activity in Ireland estimated to be over €3bn
Published on 27/03/2014
The level of money laundering activity in Ireland is estimated to be at least €3bn over the past year, according to a new report. The Grant Thornton report, ‘Illicit Trade: an Irish and Global Challenge’, estimates that illicit trade in fuel and tobacco alone is as much as €337m.
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Pakistan assures IMF of checking money laundering
Published on 27/03/2014
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has assured the IMF to enact amendments into Anti Money Laundering Law with the approval of the Parliament till end December this year in order to continue inflows from the Fund under $6.67 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF).
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Sen. Leland Yee arrest: The 26 defendants in case involving firearms, money laundering and other charges
Published on 27/03/2014
Here are the 26 defendants, including state Sen. Leland Yee, who were named in a federal criminal complaint filed in San Francisco, charging them with firearms trafficking, money laundering, murder-for-hire, drug distribution, trafficking in contraband cigarettes, and honest services fraud.
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