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3 April 2020

UK National Crime Agency publishes its “National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime 2020”

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2 April 2020

UK Gambling Commission fines Caesars Entertainment £13 million for failings of social responsbility, customer interaction and AML

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1 April 2020

FBI arrests Russian rapper on suspicion of crypto money laundering

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29 March 2020

Coronavirus cripples the New York mafia

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29 March 2020

Two Birmingham men jailed for £4.2 million tax fraud and money laundering

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28 March 2020

Luxembourg financial regulator bans Rothschild former CEO for ten years over involvement in 1MDB money laundering scandal

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28 March 2020

Accused Mexican money launderer loses bid for refugee status in Canada

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24 March 2020

Swedbank money laundering report uncovers €37 billion in “high risk” payments

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23 March 2020

Peru uncovers organised crime network laundering illegally mined gold

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23 March 2020

Two Sydney men jailed for “unsophisticated” money laundering linked to terrorist funding

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19 March 2020

Swedbank fined 4 billion krona [about £330 million] for Baltic AML failings

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18 March 2020

Uzbek PEP given further jail time for extortion and money laundering

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17 March 2020

Court orders seizure of all Portuguese assets of Angolan PEP Isabel dos Santos

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17 March 2020

Three charity trustees disqualified after laundering £10 million from fake erectile dysfunction pill fraud

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16 March 2020

London law firm Withers rebuked by regulator over AML failings

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12 March 2020

Online casino Betway fined £11.6 million for social responsibility and AML failings

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11 March 2020

UK government confirms plans to introduce “economic crime levy”

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10 March 2020

New UWO focuses on London mansion linked to Kazah PEP

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9 March 2020

Indian founder of Yes Bank arrested on suspicion of money laundering

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6 March 2020

Wife of fraudulent, Ferrari-driving estate agent found guilty of money laundering

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6 March 2020

British former executive for French transportation firm Alstom jailed in the US for bribery-related money laundering

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5 March 2020

Kenyan authorities fine five banks for AML failings

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4 March 2020

US fines former bank risk officer US$450,000 for AML failings

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3 March 2020

Kent couple sentenced for laundering £120,000 proceeds of inheritance fraud

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3 March 2020

New Zealand money remittance firm, owner and mother fined for AML failings

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3 March 2020

Two Chinese nationals charged in the US with laundering US$100 million of stolen cryptocurrency, including via iTunes cards

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1 March 2020

Restaurateur and accountant jailed in New Zealand for laundering NZ$6.5 million proceeds of tax evasion (from cash restaurant sales)

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28 February 2020

US lawyer pleads guilty to facilitating tex evasion and to money laundering in Panama Papers case

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27 February 2020

Tommy Adams ordered to repay £1.24 million proceeds from drug trafficking and money laundering or face seven more years in prison

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27 February 2020

UK Gambling Commission fines online casino Mr Green £3 million for social responsiblity and AML failings

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26 February 2020

Nigerian former politician Olisa Metuh jailed for 36 years for money laundering

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26 February 2020

Sixteen Romanian banks being investigated on suspicion of money laundering

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25 February 2020

Fictitious football players at the centre of an 11 million money laundering scheme

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24 February 2020

Two York men suspected of money laundering arrested after trying to fly to Las Vegas to see Fury/Wilder boxing match

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24 February 2020

Australian casino group Crown Resorts under investigations for links to organised crime and money laundering

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22 February 2020

Family home funded by drug trafficking and money laundering to be handed over to the National Crime Agency

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21 February 2020

Brazilian marine drilling consultant jailed for nearly twenty years for corruption and money laundering

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20 February 2020

Swiss regulator finds serious AML failings at Bank Julius Baer

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14 February 2020

90% of UK estate agents rely on instinct to sniff out money laundering

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13 February 2020

UK’s NCA secures freezing order over Leeds businessman’s £10.5 million property portfolio

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13 February 2020

Money laundering mafia dismantled in the Canary Islands

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13 February 2020

Lancashire businessman deported from the US for money laundering

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13 February 2020

French court rules that mayor jailed for tax fraud and money laundering is too ill to service his sentence in prison

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12 February 2020

Eight EU Member States sent warning by Commission about delays in implementing MLD5

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12 February 2020

Investment firm fined HK$3.7 million [about £370,000] by Hong Kong regulator for AML failings

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7 February 2020

Former financier jailed for nine months for bribery and money laundering connected to US college admissions scandal

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5 February 2020

Ghanaian former finance minister charged with theft and money laundering

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5 February 2020

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank fined £475,000 by Jersey’s Royal Court for AML failings

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5 February 2020

UK Court of Appeal denies appeal against implementation of first-ever Unexplained Wealth Order

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5 February 2020

Two Belgian brothers found guilty in Antwerp of laundering money via their gold refinery

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4 February 2020

Man jailed by Caernarfon court for laundering nearly £6 million proceeds from invoicing fraud

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4 February 2020

US and Jersey agree to repatriate to Nigeria more than US$300 million stolen by late dictator General Sani Abacha

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4 February 2020

Dutch bank ING ordered to pay €30 million to settle Italian money laundering investigation

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30 January 2020

NCA recovers property and cash totalling £465,000 from Bradford fraudster and money launderer

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29 January 2020

Peruvian oppostion leader remanded in jail again pending trial for corruption and money laundering

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28 January 2020

Bank of China pays €3.9 million to French authorities to settle money laundering case

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24 January 2020

HMRC uncovers £200 million tax evasion and money laundering scheme in joint operation

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24 January 2020

Liverpool money launderer served with confiscation order for £131,000

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24 January 2020

Russian bitcoin expert Alexander Vinnik charged in France with extortion and money laundering

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23 January 2020

Isabel dos Santos accused of embezzlement and money laundering by Angolan prosecutors

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23 January 2020

Transparency International publishes its Corruption Perceptions Index 2019

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21 January 2020

Police break up major international money laundering ring in Northern Ireland

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20 January 2020

Leader of Greater Manchester armed gang jailed for 21 years for robbery and money laundering

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19 January 2020

Online gaming company Blackrock reaches €2.34 million settlement with Maltese authorities in money laundering enquiry

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19 January 2020

Dutchman jailed for 100 years in Thailand for money laundering to return to the Netherlands to serve two years instead

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16 January 2020

Former Minister of Industry of Barbados found guilty in the US of money laundering US$36,000 of bribes paid to him by an insurance company

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13 January 2020

Russian billionaire loses [AML-significant] legal case in Helsinki against Nordic banks

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13 January 2020

Former head of world athletics body goes on trial in Paris for corruption and money laundering

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8 January 2020

Maltese entrepreneur sues opposition MP over money laundering allegations

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6 January 2020

Scottish gangster found dead impaled on railings had laundered money for Russian criminals

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2 January 2020

UK’s tax agency reveals nine top criminal cases for 2019

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