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Austrac launches probe into Entain

Australia’s anti-money laundering regulator's investigation into Entain comes just a few weeks after the company was fined nearly £20 million over failures in its AML compliance in the UK.

12 September 2022

AB InBev’s former compliance chief to join DOJ

The former global compliance chief of Belgian brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev will provide the Department of Justice with big data expertise starting on Monday.

09 September 2022

People news: In-house compliance hires at Eurotrader, Purplebricks and others

An estate agent, a university and a US technology company are among the companies that have filled in-house compliance roles in the latest people news roundup.

09 September 2022

$30 billion frozen in fight against Russia-linked corruption, Treasury official says

Treasury’s assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes also said FinCEN’s efforts to reform beneficial ownership disclosures were “game-changing”

08 September 2022

Ecuador raids Chinese company in presidential bribery probe

Ecuadorian police have searched the offices of Chinese engineering company Sinohydro as part of a bribery investigation targetting former president Lenín Moreno.

08 September 2022

OFSI may loosen rules on legal fees from sanctioned clients

The head of the UK’s civil sanctions enforcement agency said he is considering a step that would make it simpler for law firms to get paid by sanctioned clients.

07 September 2022

Two former NGO heads plead not guilty in Marshall Islands bribery case

Two former heads of a UN-affiliated NGO based in New York were extradited to the US to face bribery and money-laundering charges.

06 September 2022

Mintz Group expands in Asia

“The acquisition provides the kind of investment to really be a leader in the region”, Mintz’s managing partner in Asia said.

06 September 2022

In memoriam: Janan Hanna 1963-2022

GIR is mourning the loss of senior reporter Janan Hanna who died of heart failure on Monday 29 August aged 59.

06 September 2022

SFO, CPS renew calls for expansion of the failure-to-prevent model

The addition of a failure-to-prevent offence would be a “welcome addition to the tools available for prosecutors” to ensure proper accountability for those involved in wrongdoing, the head of public prosecutions at the CPS said.

05 September 2022

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