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Deutsche Bank headquarters searched in money laundering investigation
Prosecutors say it is "the first time" a German bank has been involved in a money-laundering probe.
Ten men from same family arrested in Amsterdam for money laundering
Dutch police seized more than €1.4 million during the arrest, suspecting that the large sums of money originated from international drug trafficking.
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Former Prime Minister of North Macedonia convicted of money laundering
It is Nikola Gruevski's third conviction since he left office in 2016.
EU lawmakers back new rules to trace crypto transfers
Draft EU legislation aims to trace crypto transactions in the same way as traditional money transfers. The industry is not pleased.
Spanish police arrest UK's 'most wanted woman' for €1bn phone fraud
"At one point this organisation sold more mobile phones in the UK than all the legal shops combined," Spain's Civil Guard said of the VAT fraud scheme.
Russian oligarchs facing proposed new UK law targeting 'dirty money'
The legislation has been moved forward after Boris Johnson's government faced criticism that it wasn't doing enough to stop the flow of Russian money.
Vatican corruption trial related to London building resumes
The trial is the culmination of a two-year investigation and revolves mostly around the purchase by the Vatican of a €350m property in Chelsea with church money.
Over 100 arrested in Spain and Italy in major money-laundering sting
Spanish and Italian police have arrested 106 people connected to a gang that allegedly laundered money for mafia groups and made millions of euros through online scams.
Two German ministries searched in money laundering investigation
Investigators have searched the German ministries of finance and justice on suspicion of withholding evidence on money laundering cases.
The EU is making Bitcoin traceable, closing crypto loophole
The proposed new rules will make it harder to use crypto to launder proceeds of crime, the European Commission said.
Brussels wants a new EU agency to tackle money laundering
The aim is to have the Anti-Money Laundering Authority set up by 2024.
UK police seize record €210m in crypto in money laundering probe
Police investigating money laundering made the record haul after an earlier €130m seizure in June.
Three Albanian police officers arrested in major drug-trafficking bust
Thirty-eight Albanian nationals including a prosecutor, a government department head and three senior police officers have been arrested for drug trafficking, corruption, abuse of post and money laundering.
France confirms probe into governor of Lebanese central bank
Riad Salameh, who has been at the helm of the Banque du Liban for close to 30 years and is now at the centre of the country's financial crisis, is being investigated by both Swiss and French authorities.
Romania's ex-minister sentenced for corruption and money-laundering
Elena Udrea, a former Romanian tourism minister, and Ioana Basescu, daughter of the former president, received prison sentences for money laundering.
One of Latvia's richest men is jailed for bribery and money laundering
The businessman is regarded as one of the most influential figures in Latvian politics.
Malta: Ex-PM Joseph Muscat's top aide out on bail in corruption probe
Keith Schembri was arrested as part of a money laundering probe linked to the sale of Maltese passports to rich people from non-EU countries.
Banks failing to stop money laundering on vast scale, says report
Massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world's largest banking institutions, an international journalism investigation says.
Serbia launches investigation into finances of rights groups
A government official told the state news agency that non-government groups should not be treated as “holy cows.”
The Aliyev fraud case shows that financial advisors could get caught up in criminal probes ǀ View
The Aliyev case demonstrates that professional advisors may become personally caught up in the UWO issues surrounding work they have done for their high net worth clients. Those professionals would be well-advised to take great care to protect themselves from unfounded allegations.
Government responses to COVID-19 are making the fight against money laundering harder ǀ View
Money laundering will not be at the top of many people’s lists of things to worry about as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. For those of us whose job it is to worry about money laundering generally, however, that job has just got harder.
The levy to fight financial crime in the UK could prove a breaking point for regulated firms ǀ View
Why it should be the businesses in the regulated sector rather than the state that should have to fund the fight against financial crime? These businesses are the gatekeepers to a financial and economic system that is open to abuse by money launderers and terrorist financiers.
The refusal of Zamira Hajiyeva’s appeal is not the victory the NCA think it is ǀ View
Enthusiasts for the UK’s still relatively new system of Unexplained Wealth Orders are cheering the recent victory of the NCA against Zamira Hajiyeva in the Court of Appeal. There are, however, at least two reasons why the rest of us should be more circumspect about cheering this particular result.
Deploying innovative technology could help combat the dark art of money laundering ǀ View
The battle against dirty money is far from over. But adopting innovative technologies to follow money trails could be the solution to ending money laundering in Europe.
Customers with blocked accounts are the ones being stung in the fight over money laundering ǀ View
UK banks are increasingly freezing their customers’ accounts indefinitely, citing strict anti-money laundering laws. Is it really a price worth paying?
Magnitsky sanctions are coming. What form they’ll take depends on the EU and UK ǀ View
What exactly do the new EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell and UK Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab mean when they talk about Magnitsky sanctions? The question matters because both have committed to introducing them in their respective jurisdictions in the near future.