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Australian court approves $1.3 billion Westpac money laundering fine

Australian court approves $1.3 billion Westpac money laundering fine

21 October 2020

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered Westpac to pay a record-breaking AU$1.3 billion fine for breaching the country’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing law.

Westpac signs Australia’s largest corporate settlement over money laundering breaches

Westpac signs Australia’s largest corporate settlement over money laundering breaches

24 September 2020

Australia’s attorney general called the bank’s anti-money laundering record “abysmal” after it agreed to pay a fine that is close to double the previous highest corporate penalty in the country.

FinCEN warns virtual currency providers about AML scrutiny

FinCEN warns virtual currency providers about AML scrutiny

14 May 2020

A leading US anti-money laundering agency has warned virtual banking companies and cryptocurrency platforms that it is closely monitoring the systems they have set up to stop illicit money flows.

French banking regulator exposes “fragilities” in banking sector

French banking regulator exposes “fragilities” in banking sector

03 October 2019

The Bank of France’s regulatory arm has released an uncharacteristically transparent report that has uncovered anti-money laundering weaknesses across the country’s financial sector.

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...

LafargeHolcim raided over illicit payments in Syria

LafargeHolcim raided over illicit payments in Syria

16 November 2017

French and Belgian authorities have raided cement-maker LafargeHolcim and its shareholder GBL, as part of an investigation into payments allegedly made to terrorist groups in Syria.

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Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2020

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Anti-Money Laundering Trends and Challenges

Deborah Luskin, Anant Modi, Selma Della Santina and Sarah Wrigley

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Benjamin S Haley, Sarah Crowder, Randall D Friedland and Thomas McGuire

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