Topic: Enforcement

UK law enforcement looks to “squeeze” out sanctions evasion enablers

A senior official at the National Crime Agency said his agency is ramping up pressure on businesses and individuals that are aiding Russian sanctions evasion.

31 January 2023

HMRC investigating nine cases of failure to prevent tax evasion

The UK’s tax agency has opened nine investigations into businesses suspected of failing to prevent tax evasion and is considering opening up to 26 more.

27 January 2023

Ex-Deutsche bank trader sues bank, former colleagues over Libor prosecution

A former Deutsche Bank trader whose conviction for manipulating Libor was thrown out in 2022 has sued the bank and three ex-colleagues who assisted the government’s case against him.

27 January 2023

New DOJ policy may lead to more declinations, lawyers say

A December 2022 memo penned by Attorney General Merrick Garland is the latest iteration of what lawyers have described as DOJ leadership’s flip-flopping position on how harsh prosecutors should be in charging decisions.

25 January 2023

US Supreme Court won’t hear spoofing appeals

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals brought by two former Deutsche Bank traders against their convictions for manipulating precious metals markets.

25 January 2023

Record number of suspicious activity reports filed in the UK

The UK’s financial intelligence unit received nearly one million reports of suspicious financial activity in 2022.

25 January 2023

Three executives acquitted in SFO office refurbishment bribery case

A London court has found three former directors at office outfitting company Bluu Solutions not guilty of participating in an alleged bribery scheme.

24 January 2023

EPPO raids Latvian university in fraud investigation

24 January 2023

DOJ charges businessmen over servicing of Russian oligarch’s yacht

US prosecutors have accused two businessmen of facilitating sanctions evasion by helping a sanctioned Russian “obfuscate” his ownership of a $90 million motor yacht.

23 January 2023

European authorities arrest Bitzlato management

23 January 2023

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