Topic: Money laundering

New York real estate lawyer pleads guilty to helping Vekselberg maintain US luxury properties

Robert Wise is the fourth associate of the sanctioned Russian oligarch charged by the DOJ since Moscow launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

26 April 2023

Credit Suisse ruling clarifies privilege protections for Swiss internal investigations

Switzerland’s highest court has clarified the circumstances where prosecutors are entitled to view materials gathered by lawyers during internal investigations for banks.

14 April 2023

Jones Day and Kroll fight Wirecard surveillance lawsuit

Investigations consultancy Kroll and law firm Jones Day have denied committing misconduct in an investigation of Wirecard short-seller Matthew Earl.

04 April 2023

FCPA Docket: Ex-PDVSA official pleads guilty to taking bribes

The former general counsel of Venezuela’s state oil company admitted to accepting some $11.5 million in bribes; FinCEN is looking for a new director; and two banks successfully dismissed a Helms-Burton suit for a second time.

04 April 2023

Gazprombank bankers to challenge Swiss convictions in Putin-linked case

A court in Zurich had found four bankers at the shuttered Swiss subsidiary of Russian lender Gazprombank guilty of applying inadequate due diligence to the transactions of a Russian musician accused of acting as a “straw man” for Vladimir Putin’s personal wealth.

31 March 2023

UK government promises more resources to tackle economic crime under new plan

The home secretary on Thursday said the UK will focus on reducing money laundering and seizing more criminal assets, combating kleptocracy and driving down sanctions evasion, and cutting fraud.

30 March 2023

US adds FCPA conspiracy charge to Bankman-Fried indictment

Prosecutors allege that Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, bribed Chinese government officials to unfreeze accounts.

28 March 2023

CFTC: Binance CCO “aided and abetted” alleged misconduct

In a civil complaint, the Commodity Futures and Exchange Commission fired shots at US crypto exchange Binance’s former head of compliance for allegedly flouting anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules to maximise company profits.

28 March 2023

CFTC charges Binance and senior staff over “ineffective” compliance systems

27 March 2023

Swedish gambling companies fined £7.1 million in UK over AML failures

23 March 2023

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