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US prosecutors secure conviction in Iranian sanctions case

US prosecutors secure conviction in Iranian sanctions case

17 June 2020

The CEO of an Iran-based financial services company has pleaded guilty to orchestrating a scheme that allowed citizens of the sanctioned Middle Eastern country to make illegal purchases in the US.

Lawyers say NCA should refocus after dismissal of unexplained wealth orders

Lawyers say NCA should refocus after dismissal of unexplained wealth orders

16 April 2020

London lawyers have said the high court’s recent dismissal of three unexplained wealth orders obtained by the National Crime Agency is a blow for the agency that could change how it uses the orders.

“Tenacious” NCA to appeal against decision to throw out unexplained wealth orders on London homes

“Tenacious” NCA to appeal against decision to throw out unexplained wealth orders on London homes

08 April 2020

The UK’s National Crime Agency says it will appeal against a high court decision to discharge three unexplained wealth orders that the agency had obtained against London properties allegedly purchased with illicit funds.

NCA targets London mansion linked to influential Kazakh family

NCA targets London mansion linked to influential Kazakh family

10 March 2020

Four offshore companies are attempting to quash UWOs imposed over suspicions that three of their London-based properties were bought using illicit funds from Kazakhstan.

UK court upholds first unexplained wealth order

UK court upholds first unexplained wealth order

05 February 2020

The National Crime Agency director has indicated the agency will apply for UWOs in other cases following the decision.

Large NCA settlement hints at increasing use of asset-freezing powers

Large NCA settlement hints at increasing use of asset-freezing powers

04 December 2019

The UK NCA securing £190 million from a Pakistani property mogul could be a template for how the agency will use asset-freezing orders in the future, lawyers have said.

UK economic crime report “does nothing” to address resourcing concerns

UK economic crime report “does nothing” to address resourcing concerns

12 July 2019

The UK government’s new proposal to fight economic crime has been criticised for failing to address inadequate resources and handing financial institutions an influential role in policy making.

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.

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 National Crime Agency sees spike in SARs from Companies House

UK National Crime Agency sees spike in SARs from Companies House

28 November 2018

Suspicious activity reports from the UK’s corporate registry increased fivefold in the last year amid criticism over its failure to adequately scrutinise company registrations.

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