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15 August 2018

Romanian human trafficking kingpin wanted for money laundering arrested in Hertfordshire

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13 August 2018

Preston man convicted of fraud and money laundering ordered to pay £70,000 poker winnings to HMRC

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10 August 2018

Barbados former Minister of Industry charged in New York with money laundering relating to the taking of US$36,000 in bribes

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10 August 2018

Egyptian man jailed in Birmingham for laundering money for people smuggling network

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9 August 2018

Thai monk jailed for 114 years for fraud, cybercrime and money laundering

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8 August 2018

Hertfordshire father and son jailed for laundering money from bogus house sale

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8 August 2018

Malaysian ex-PM Najib Razak charged with money laundering connected to 1MDB scandal

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7 August 2018

El Salvadoran ex-president Elias Antonia Saca pleads guilty to US$300 million embezzlement and money laundering

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6 August 2018

Two jailed in Vanuatu for laundering money stolen from ANZ bank accounts

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2 August 2018

Two Florida brothers jailed for twenty years each for drug trafficking and money laundering

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2 August 2018

Arizona Bitcoin trader jailed for 41 months for money laundering

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1 August 2018

Three men jailed in Leeds for stealing £6 million from their company accounts and money laundering

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29 July 2018

Nigerian man jailed for 14 years in Texas for money laundering

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27 July 2018

Christiano Ronaldo to pay £17 million but avoid jail for Spanish tax evasion

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25 July 2018

PetroEcuador in-house lawyer jailed for four years in Florida for money laundering

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25 July 2018

Venezuelan officials charged with laundering US$1.2 billion of stolen government money through South Florida real estate

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23 July 2018

UK confirms that it will adopt Fifth European Money Laundering Directive

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21 July 2018

Surrey Police seize £1.2 million in Bitcoin after main jailed for money laundering

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20 July 2018

Berlin authorities seize 77 properties in money laundering investigation linked to 2014 bank robbery

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19 July 2018

Greece, Ireland and Romania referred to Court of Justice of the EU for failing to implement MLD4

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19 July 2018

FCA publishes its “Anti-money laundering: Annual report 2017/18”

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19 July 2018

Mobile games being used to launder proceeds of credit card fraud

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18 July 2018

Fraudster jailed for £8 million investment con; son jailed for money laundering

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17 July 2018

Digital banking firm Revolut reports suspected money laundering on its system

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17 July 2018

Model finds herself acting as a money mule instead

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13 July 2018

Danish pension fund freezes investment fund with Danske Bank over money laundering scandal

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13 July 2018

Maryland lawyer disbarred following nine-year old conviction for money laundering

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12 July 2018

Jailed drug wholesaler and money launderer ordered to repay £742,270 or serve five additional years in prison (and still owe the money)

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11 July 2018

“Bitcoin Maven” jailed for a year for running illegal Bitcoin-for-cash operation with no AML checks

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11 July 2018

EBA concludes that Malta has breached AML obligations

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10 July 2018

Switzerland investigating six people in connection with 1MDB money laundering probe

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9 July 2018

Manchester gang jailed for a total of 26 years after using old post office as a front for money laundering

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9 July 2018

European Fifith Money Laundering Directive comes into force

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2 July 2018

Ritz Hotel Casino MLRO jailed for stealing from his former employer - the National Crime Agency

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29 June 2018

Adams brother jailed for tax evasion

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25 June 2018

Finance manager steals £370,000 from his company and launders some of the money through pedigree kittens

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25 June 2018

Albania seizes 3.4 million euros cash in alleged drug profits in Adriatic port

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20 June 2018

Online gambling firm 32Red given £2 million penalty package by UK Gambling Commission for social responsibility and AML failings

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17 June 2018

Kurt Russell to star in Hollywood film about money laundering through cryptocurrencies

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15 June 2018

Paul Manafort jailed for witness tampering in tax fraud and money laundering case

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15 June 2018

Spanish king’s brother-in-law ordered to prison to serve sentence for fraud and tax evasion

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11 June 2018

US drug lord “La Barbie” jailed for 49 years for drug offences and money laundering

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7 June 2018

Indiana couple jailed for six years for US$1.2 million Amazon fraud and money laundering

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6 June 2018

India’s Canara Bank fined £896,100 by UK Financial Conduct Authority for AML failings

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5 June 2018

Argentina charges Pablo Escobar’s widow and son with money laundering

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5 June 2018

Commonwealth Bank of Australia pays A$700 million penalty to settle allegations of AML failings

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31 May 2018

Cypriot woman jailed for eight years for theft and money laundering

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31 May 2018

Five Nordic banks set up AML joint project

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30 May 2018

Irish psychic charged with fraud and money laundering (why didn’t he see that coming?)

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29 May 2018

Four men jailed for money laundering after smuggling £1.5 million in criminal cash in bags of animal feed

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27 May 2018

Man serving time for drug offences and money laundering has Derbyshire “shed mansion” Shedley Manor seized by authorities

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25 May 2018

Latvian bank fined 456,000 euros for AML failings

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25 May 2018

Chinese duputy mayor launders 200 million yuan in bribes over 23 years through accounts in Hong Kong

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25 May 2018

Police say that US$13 billion was laundered through Estonia’s banks between 2012 and 2016

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24 May 2018

Spanish ruling party officials found guilty of corruption, tax crimes and money laundering

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23 May 2018

UK’s Sanctions and Money Laundering Act receives Royal Assent

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19 May 2018

Malaysians “transfixed” by luxury goods seized from property of ex-PM during corruption investigation

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17 May 2018

Two Nigerian phishing fraudsters jailed in the UK for money laundering

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16 May 2018

Former president of El Salvador to go on trial for embezzlement and money laundering

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15 May 2018

French former budget minister found guilty of tax fraud and money laundering

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14 May 2018

London solicitor referred to disciplinary tribunal for failing to make adequate AML checks on PEP sisters

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14 May 2018

Massachussetts restaurateur jailed for 14 years for drug offences and money laundering after hiding proceeds through property purchases

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13 May 2018

National Crime Agency publishes fifth annual assessment of serious and organised crime in the UK

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10 May 2018

Italy breaks up Syrian jihadist funding ring

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7 May 2018

Latvian bank to take ECB to court for triggering its collapse over money laundering allegations

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5 May 2018

Seventeen jailed for robbery and money laundering after convictions in Manchester cash-in-transit theft trial

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4 May 2018

Newcastle-based Slovakian criminal gang jailed for modern slavery offences and money laundering

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1 May 2018

UK parliament agrees to require Overseas Territories to establish public registers of beneficial ownership of companies

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30 April 2018

Four jailed for money laundering over Southampton post office fraud

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26 April 2018

Florida man jailed for money laundering after US$22 million found hidden in buckets in his home

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26 April 2018

ANC councillor jailed for five years in South Africa for fraud and money laundering

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25 April 2018

Two running IT recycling business jailed for VAT fraud and money laundering

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23 April 2018

Iran’s banks banned from dealing in cryptocurrencies

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23 April 2018

American fraudster jailed for a year in Singapore for money laundering

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19 April 2018

Economic Secretary to the treasury confirms that the UK will transpose EU Fifth Money Laundering Directive before Brexit

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19 April 2018

Spain’s High Court investigates Caixabank for suspected money laundering

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19 April 2018

European Parliament adopts the Fifth European Money Laundering Directive

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19 April 2018

Juror who took bribe in Glasgow drug and money laundering trial jailed for six years

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18 April 2018

Australian bank executive found guilty of tax evasion and money laundering

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18 April 2018

Montenegro opposition leader to go on trial for money laundering

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13 April 2018

Backpage pleads guilty to sex trafficking, while CEO pleads guilty to money laundering

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10 April 2018

Newcastle family found guilty of slavery offences and money laundering

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10 April 2018

Europol arrests eleven people in drug cryptocurrency laundering case

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9 April 2018

Backpage founders charged with money laundering and aiding prostitution

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4 April 2018

London mechanic jailed for six years for helping to launder £5.3 million

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4 April 2018

Son of Moldovan ex-president jailed for corruption and money laundering

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30 March 2018

Austrian authorities fine Raffeisen Bank 2.7 million euros for AML failings

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30 March 2018

American shrimp fisherman found guilty of subsidy fraud and money laundering

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30 March 2018

Arizona-based Bitcoin trader found guilty of money laundering

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28 March 2018

US investment bank Aegis Capital fined US$1.3 million for failing to make SARs

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28 March 2018

MPs to probe Russian money laundering through UK property

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27 March 2018

ECB revokes licence of Estonian bank for AML failings

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26 March 2018

South African authorities fine five forex companies for AML failings

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26 March 2018

Nigeria and Switzerland sign agreement to repatriate stolen assets

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22 March 2018

Banker at centre of Malta corruption scandal charged with money laundering

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21 March 2018

Nigerian politician James Ibori launches appeal against UK conviction for fraud and money laundering

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20 March 2018

Juror to be jailed for taking £3,000 bribe during Glasgow drug trafficking and money laundering trial which acquitted the defendants

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19 March 2018

Singapore authorities fine Standard Chartered S$5.2 million for AML failings

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16 March 2018

Lancashire man jailed for nearly seven years for drug offences and laundering £10.8 million

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16 March 2018

South African ex-president Zuma to face trial for fraud, racketeering and money laundering

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16 March 2018

Research suggests that virtual currencies help cyber-criminals to launder money

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16 March 2018

Texas gold refinery agrees to US$15 million fine for AML failings

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15 March 2018

Dublin man jailed for eight years for laundering money for organised crime gang

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15 March 2018

“Panama Papers” law firm Mossack Fonseca announces closure

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14 March 2018

Google to ban crypto-currency advertising from June 2018

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13 March 2018

Israel passes law to limit cash transactions

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13 March 2018

UK government launches consultation on the use of cash (including for tax evasion and money laundering)

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7 March 2018

UK company linked to laundered Bitcoin billions

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3 March 2018

Ex-president of Vatican Bank charged with embezzlement and money laundering

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2 March 2018

Tongan former prime minister charged with passport offences, bribery and money laundering

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27 February 2018

Danish whistlebower claims that Putin family used Estonian bank for money laundering

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23 February 2018

Two jailed for life for conspiracy to murder, drug offences and money laundering

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22 February 2018

Texas senator found guilty of sercurities fraud and money laundering

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20 February 2018

Bookmaker William Hill fined £6.2 million for AML and social responsibility failings

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19 February 2018

European Central Bank freezes Latvian bank over money laundering allegations

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16 February 2018

Accountant jailed for money laundering after stealing £1.3 million from government of Bermuda

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15 February 2018

US Bancorp fined US$613 million for AML failings

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12 February 2018

French gangster goes on trial for money laundering relating to bank robbery committed in 1976

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9 February 2018

Spanish singer denied entry to the US because of money laundering conviction

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7 February 2018

Rabobank pays US$368 million to resolve Californian drug money laundering case

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5 February 2018

Lloyds Bank bans Bitcoin purchases on its credit cards

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3 February 2018

Three jailed in Wales for laundering money through bank accounts and luxury vehicle purchases

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1 February 2018

Swiss regulator bans Gazprombank Switzerland from taking on new clients after finding AML failings over a decade

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1 February 2018

ATM engineer jailed in Northern Ireland for theft from ATM and money laundering

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31 January 2018

Third Miami gold dealer jailed for money laundering

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29 January 2018

Arkansas senator pleads guilty to bank fraud and money laundering

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27 January 2018

Texan woman serving 40 years for money laundering given an additional 65 years for trying to arrange the killing of those who testified against her

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26 January 2018

Former Manchester City footballer jailed for five years for drug money laundering

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26 January 2018

Gang of seven jailed in the UK for selling fake documents and money laundering

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25 January 2018

Brazilian ex-president Lula loses appeal against sentence for corruption and money laundering

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23 January 2018

Rabobank to pay US$373 million fine for drug money laundering in the US

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19 January 2018

Two Miami gold dealers jailed for money laundering

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18 January 2018

OPBAS - the supervisor of AML supervisors - starts work in the UK

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18 January 2018

Birmingham hacker jailed for cybercrime offences and money laundering

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18 January 2018

Nigerian oil tycoon jailed in the UK for money laundering

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17 January 2018

US authorities fine Taiwan’s Mega Bank US$29 million for AML failings

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14 January 2018

US-based, bitcoin-friendly Metropolitan Bank halts international crytocurrency transfers through fears about money laundering

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12 January 2018

Oxfordshire couple guilty of £1 million football memorabilia fraud and money laundering

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8 January 2018

Leicestershire Police seize £300,000 of bitcoin in money laundering investigation

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6 January 2018

UK online casinos warned about ongoing failings in social responsibility and AML

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5 January 2018

Three Asian nationals jailed in the US for prostitution offences and money laundering

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4 January 2018

Citibank fined US$70 million for AML failings

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