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.
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.
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.
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.
05 February 2020
The National Crime Agency director has indicated the agency will apply for UWOs in other cases following the decision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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