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Brazilian politicians vote to move money laundering body away from Moro

Brazilian politicians vote to move money laundering body away from Moro

10 May 2019

Transparency International Brazil has warned that removing the body from under the Ministry of Justice “would be a step backward in the fight against corruption”.

Estonia expands Danske investigation to include Swedbank

Estonia expands Danske investigation to include Swedbank

15 April 2019

Estonia’s State Prosecutor’s Office has announced that it has added a criminal complaint filed by Bill Browder against Swedbank over alleged money laundering to its current investigation into Danske Bank.

UK SAR reform “a bit like Brexit”

UK SAR reform “a bit like Brexit”

05 April 2019

Current proposals to reform how suspicious activity reports are filed in the UK lack coherence and “may be worse than the original illness”, the former head of anti-money laundering and sanctions at Allied Irish Bank has said.

French judge summons Danske Bank to Paris to discuss money laundering investigation

French judge summons Danske Bank to Paris to discuss money laundering investigation

11 January 2019

A judge at the French Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris “envisages placing Danske Bank under formal investigation” for money laundering as dialogue between France and Denmark’s largest bank continues.

Corruption Watch UK questions integrity of FATF report

Corruption Watch UK questions integrity of FATF report

11 December 2018

The policy director at Corruption Watch UK has accused the Financial Action Task Force of being “too reliant on the UK government” in its recent review of the country’s anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing system.

UK needs to strengthen AML supervision and increase financial intelligence resources, says FATF

07 December 2018

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has said that the UK financial intelligence unit needs a substantial increase in its resources and that the country‘s...

Rabobank enters $360 million plea agreement with DOJ

Rabobank enters $360 million plea agreement with DOJ

08 February 2018

Rabobank’s California unit has agreed to forfeit almost $369 million to the DOJ for “looking the other way” and allowing hundreds of millions in illicit funds from Mexico and elsewhere to be laundered through the US.

Magic Circle firm representing Danske Bank in French investigation

Magic Circle firm representing Danske Bank in French investigation

15 January 2018

After guiding HSBC Private Bank Switzerland to France’s first deferred prosecution agreement, Allen & Overy is representing another foreign financial institution in a French investigation.

FBME Bank appeal may continue without FBME Bank

FBME Bank appeal may continue without FBME Bank

05 October 2017

A DC appeals court has demanded Quinn Emanuel explain why FBME Bank’s appeal against a 2015 FinCen ruling should continue after the bank itself suddenly withdrew from appeal proceedings.

DFS sees off Habib Bank with a US$225m fine

DFS sees off Habib Bank with a US$225m fine

08 September 2017

Pakistan's largest bank has received a US$225 million fine from the New York Department of Financial Services for compliance failures, after the bank agreed to surrender its licence to operate in the state.

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