Work Area: Anti-money laundering

Two convicted in Danske Bank-linked money laundering case in Denmark

A Copenhagen court has sentenced two individuals to a combined 16 years in prison for their roles in laundering billions of dollars in illicit funds through Danske Bank’s Estonian branch.

05 February 2024

Malaysia halves Najib’s sentence over 1MDB corruption role

02 February 2024

First sanctions evasion charges filed in the UK

Prosecutors in the UK have charged former Russian deputy minister Dmitry Ovsyannikov with sanctions evasion and money laundering.

01 February 2024

Ex-Skadden partner launches business crime firm in London

White-collar crime lawyer Elizabeth Robertson and consultant Henry Pugh, who have worked together since 2007, have launched a new investigations firm.

01 February 2024

Companies face more asset freezes during investigations in India

Lawyers in India told GIR that companies facing investigations should expect more pre-charge attempts by the authorities to freeze their corporate assets when a new law does away with existing guardrails.

01 February 2024

People News: Binance hires a new compliance chief in the US

Crypto firm Binance has appointed a new chief compliance officer in the US following a major resolution in November and Switzerland’s Finma has a new chief executive.

31 January 2024

Tim Leissner sentencing pushed back for 11th time

More than five years have elapsed since the former Goldman Sachs banker pleaded guilty to foreign bribery and money laundering charges over his role in the massive 1MDB corruption scheme.

29 January 2024

PNF prosecutor: the public interest has no price

Senior prosecutor Jérôme Simon, who helped draft the very law that introduced France’s financial crime agency, provided GIR with an exclusive look into its inner workings.

29 January 2024

Fintrac to fine TD Bank for anti-money laundering failures: The Globe and Mail

29 January 2024

Pras Michel's former lawyer gets probation for sharing protected info with media

David Kenner, an 82-year-old celebrity lawyer from California, said he made a “terrible mistake” by sharing sensitive government documents protected by a court order with reporters from Bloomberg. He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanour count of criminal contempt of court.

26 January 2024

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