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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.

FBME Bank grills former detective over money laundering investigation

FBME Bank grills former detective over money laundering investigation

03 April 2019

A bitter High Court dispute between the former owners of FBME Bank and two ex-Scotland Yard detectives has descended into allegations of forged documents, leaks to the media and perjury.

Huawei hit with barrage of charges from US authorities

Huawei hit with barrage of charges from US authorities

29 January 2019

US authorities have lambasted Huawei for its “blatant disregard” of US law in a series of sweeping indictments against the world’s largest telecoms equipment company.

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.

UK authorities are improving coordination on money laundering probes

UK authorities are improving coordination on money laundering probes

14 December 2018

A new economic crime centre created to improve coordination between UK authorities has already sped up the triaging of money laundering cases in its first year, says the UK National Crime Agency.

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.

Money laundering crackdown has not reached the UK

Money laundering crackdown has not reached the UK

11 December 2018

The UK’s resource-strapped authorities aren’t equipped to tackle the vast swathe of money laundering cases that aren’t large enough to be handled by the UK Serious Fraud Office.

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...

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