Topic: Money laundering

Ukraine freezes mining company’s bank accounts

A Ukrainian court has frozen the bank accounts of a local subsidiary of Swiss-headquartered iron ore producer Ferrexpo at the request of Ukraine’s Office of the Prosecutor General.

07 February 2023

Swiss companies file fraud charges in UK court

Three individuals have been accused in a London court of defrauding a commodities trading business and a financial consultancy in Switzerland.

31 January 2023

European gambling business investigates AML failings in the Middle East

Gibraltar-based betting company 888 announced the immediate departure of its CEO on the same day it revealed breaches of anti-money laundering “best practices”.

30 January 2023

Swedish prosecutors may challenge Swedbank ex-CEO’s acquittal

25 January 2023

European authorities arrest Bitzlato management

23 January 2023

DOJ’s new crypto team scores biggest case yet

The DOJ unveiled its new cryptocurrency task force’s largest enforcement action to date with the takedown of Bitzlato, a Hong Kong-based crypto exchange accused of facilitating hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal transactions on the dark web – many of them linked to Russian cybercriminals.

18 January 2023

Former SFO lawyer: top job will be a “tough gig” for next director

The SFO’s recently departed associate general counsel said the anti-fraud agency’s next director will need to show resilience in the role.

06 January 2023

Former Bolivian government official gets 70 months in prison for laundering bribes

Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic, who served in former Bolivian president Jeanine Áñez’s administration from 2019 until late 2020, pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering on 20 October.

05 January 2023

Coinbase enters $100m US settlement over AML failures

The New York state financial regulator said the breaches were so serious that it took the “extraordinary step” of appointing an independent monitor while its investigation was ongoing.

04 January 2023

GIR’s top stories of 2022

The GIR editorial team is taking a break from regular news briefings over the next couple of weeks. We will be back on 3 January. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of some of our favourite and most-read stories. Happy holidays!

18 December 2022

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