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WHAT THE CPI DOESN’T MEASURE: MONEY LAUNDERING

Trouble at the top: why high-scoring countries aren’t corruption-free Denmark, which tops the list this year, has recently been rocked by the money-laundering scandal surrounding Danske Bank, its biggest lender, among other corruption cases. About US$230 billion of suspicious transactions are thought to have passed through Danske Bank’s Estonian branch, which has been linked to the Russian Laundromat and Azerbaijani […]

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CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2018 SHOWS ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS STALLED IN MOST COUNTRIES

The 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by Transparency International reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis of democracy around the world. “With many democratic institutions under threat across the globe – often by leaders with authoritarian or populist tendencies – we need to […]

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Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei and Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng Charged With Financial Fraud

Huawei Device USA Inc. and Huawei’s Iranian Subsidiary Skycom Also Named Defendants   Other Charges Include Money Laundering, Conspiracy to Defraud the United States, Obstruction of Justice and Sanctions Violations A 13-count indictment was unsealed earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging four defendants,[1]including Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei), the world’s largest telecommunications […]

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UK tribunal fines solicitor, AML officer 45,000 pounds for lax PEP CDD in case tied to Panama Papers

A United Kingdom tribunal has penalized a solicitor and firm financial crime compliance officer 45,000 pounds for failing to do even an internet search to check whether his clients were tied to powerful political officials, in the first disciplinary matter to involve infamous offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca – the entity at the heart of […]

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France fines Google $57 million for European privacy rule breach

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s data protection watchdog fined Alphabet’s Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday for breaching European Union online privacy rules, the biggest such penalty levied against a U.S. tech giant. The French regulator said the world’s biggest search engine lacked transparency and clarity in the way it informs users about its […]

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Sanctions, insurance and the importance of minding your language – Mamancochet Mining Limited v Aegis Managing Agency Limited & Others

Mamancochet Mining Limited (the Claimant) v Aegis Managing Agency Limited & Others (the Defendants) is a case concerning a sanctions clause, with wording widely used in industry, within a marine cargo insurance policy. The insurers, being the defendants, sought to avoid payment, of what on the face of it was a valid claim, on grounds that payment […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL TO RELEASE 2018 CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX ON 29 JANUARY 2019

  Transparency International, the leading civil society organisation fighting corruption worldwide, will release its 24th annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Tuesday 29 January 2019 at 06:01 CET (00:01 EST). Transparency International’s flagship research product, the Corruption Perceptions Index is the leading global indicator of public-sector corruption, offering an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption. […]

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Jersey Lawyer Convicted Of Offences Related To Fraud And Anti Money-Laundering

In December 2018, former solicitor Kevin Robert Manning (62) was sentenced to three and a half years in prison, having pleaded guilty to the offences earlier in the year. The indictments were as follows:- 1. First Indictment a. 20 counts of: Fraudulent conversion (Counts 7, 8,10,11, 12, 14,15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, b. […]

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