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18 November 2017

Founder of Brazilian art park jailed for more than nine years for money laundering

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17 November 2017

FinCEN penalises Californian card club Artichoke Joe’s US$8 million for AML failings

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17 November 2017

Swiss regulator FINMA finds that JPMorgan broke AML rules

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14 November 2017

Dublin man jailed for 4½ years for laundering money for organised crime gang

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13 November 2017

SEC fines Wells Fargo Advisors US$3.5 million for failing to make SARs

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9 November 2017

Report published into the laundering of the proceeds of corruption through UK shell companies

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8 November 2017

Wife of man jailed for Heathrow £7 million cash-in-transit heist is now jailed herself for 4½ years for money laundering

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7 November 2017

Former US Secret Service agent jailed for two years for laundering the proceeds of Bitcoin theft during Silk Road investigation

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5 November 2017

“Paradise Papers” leak reveals how the super-rich move and keep their money offshore to minimise tax liabilities

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3 November 2017

London criminal Tommy Adams (brother of Terry) jailed for seven years for money laundering

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2 November 2017

Barclays banker jailed for four years for helping criminal gang to launder £16 million through four hundred mule accounts

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2 November 2017

UK peer Peter Hain accuses HSBC of “ignoring money laundering warning” in South African scandal

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1 November 2017

FinCEN fines Lone Star National Bank of Texas US$2 million for AML failings

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30 October 2017

Casino Stan James Online fined £80,000 for social responsibility and AML failings

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29 October 2017

Bticoin exchange operator jailed in the US for money laundering

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28 October 2017

Kentucky pharmacist jailed after using proceeds from illegal drug sales to buy his pharmacy

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27 October 2017

Teodorin Obiang of Equatorial Guinea given three year suspended jail sentence by French court for corruption

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26 October 2017

Money launderer’s “boys’ toys” sold at auction in Northern Ireland

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27 October 2017

UK government publishes second national risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing

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23 October 2017

Nigerian court orders the freezing of millions of bank accounts pending AML checks

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21 October 2017

Former governor of Rio de Janeiro given additional thirteen years in prison for money laundering - taking total sentence to 72 years

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20 October 2017

Pablo Escobar’s widow and son face money laundering investigation

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19 October 2017

Head of Rio Olympics charged in Brazil with corruption and money laundering

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19 October 2017

House of Lords told that UK banks are “exposed to money laundering in South Africa”

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18 October 2017

UK introduces draft Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill to allow for AML post- Brexit

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18 October 2017

Texas lawyer jailed for 25 years for laundering US$8.8 million through shell companies and their banks accounts

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12 October 2017

San Diego plane broker jailed for laundering drug money

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11 October 2017

Portuguese former PM Jose Socrates charged with corruption and money laundering

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11 October 2017

National Crime Agency publishes SARs annual report covering October 2015 to March 2017

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9 October 2017

Fraudsters use bank account of head of Thai FIU to dupe victims into transferring money “for inspection”

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9 October 2017

New court to be built in London to handle primarily cases of fraud, economic crime (including money laundering) and cybercrime

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9 October 2017

Commonwealth Bank of Australia shareholders launch class action lawsuit over AML failings and subsequent scandal

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5 October 2017

Surrey man jailed for masterminding scheme to cheat HMRC of £240,000 through VAT and launder proceeds through bank accounts

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2 October 2017

Former head of South Korean earthquake research centre jailed in the US for money laundering

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2 October 2017

Former Texas attorney jailed for ten years for money laundering through property and offshore accounts

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30 September 2017

UK Gambling Commission issues updated AML guidance for remote and non- remote casinos

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29 September 2017

Chinese-born New Zealand citizen fined NZ$5.3 million and banned from the financial sector for AML failings

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28 September 2017

Mother jailed for two years in France for terrorist financing after sending money to radicalised son in Syria

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26 September 2017

US authorities fine Deutsche Bank US$41 million for AML failings in US operations

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25 September 2017

Yorkshire duo jailed for selling homemade drugs via the dark web and laundering the proceeds through Bitcoin

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20 September 2017

Former Mountie jailed in the US for narwhal ivory smuggling and money laundering

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19 September 2017

UK crime group uses corrupt banking insider to launder £16 million

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15 September 2017

UK gang jailed for laundering £500,000 stolen by fake police officers

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10 September 2017

Singapore asset manager jailed for fourteen years for cheating and money laundering

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8 September 2017

New York Department of Financial Services rescinds banking licence of Pakistan’s Habib Bank for AML and sanctions failings

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7 September 2017

NCA confiscates £178,000 from Albanian trio jailed for drug trafficking and money laundering

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7 September 2017

Kazakh journalist convicted of money laundering and sentenced to three years’ “limited freedom”

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5 September 2017

UK companies allegedly “at centre” of secret US$3 billion Azerbaijani money laundering and lobbying scheme

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31 August 2017

Honduran former minister of investment pleads guilty in US to laundering drug money

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14 August 2017

Commonwealth Bank chief exec to retire amid money laundering claims

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4 August 2017

Commonwealth Bank accused of 53,000 contraventions of AML legislation

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28 July 2017

Daughter of late Uzbek ex-president jailed for fraud and money laundering

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27 July 2017

FinCEN fines virtual currency exchange BTC-e US$110 million for AML failings

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19 July 2017

Former head of South Korean earthquake research centre found guilty in the US of bribery and money laundering

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13 July 2017

Brazil’s former president Lula jailed for 9½ years for corruption and money laundering

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3 July 2017

Luton man jailed for five years for laundering criminal proceeds while working as an agent for Western Union and MoneyGram

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28 June 2017

UK’s National Crime Agency publishes 2017 national assessment of serious and organised crime

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26 June 2017

Fraudsters who stole from hospitals, councils and the States of Guernsey given jail sentences in the UK for money laundering

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21 June 2017

Haitian ex-rebel leader Guy Philippe jailed for nine years for money laundering

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15 June 2017

Banker admits laundering US$25 million in bribes as FIFA investigation enters its “follow the money” stage

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11 June 2017

Four jailed for money laundering after being watched exchanging money bags in London hotel

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9 June 2017

Guernsey issues consultation on its AML/CFT regime (response deadline: 31 July 2017)

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2 June 2017

France fines BNP Paribas 10 million euros for AML failings

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30 May 2017

Bank of Ireland fined 3.15 million euros for AML failings

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30 May 2017

US fines Deutsche Bank US$41 million for AML failings around London “mirror trades”

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30 May 2017

Singapore fines Credit Suisse and United Overseas Bank S$1.6 million for AML failings linked to 1MDB

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26 May 2017

NCA claws back £120,000 from man convicted of money laundering related to the supply of cocaine in London

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26 May 2017

Fugitive head of drug smuggling group brought back from Ibiza and jailed for a decade for money laundering

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25 May 2017

Three men jailed in Jersey for drug and money laundering offences

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24 May 2017

Cayman Islands soccer chief Costas Takkas pleads guilty to laundering US$3 million bribe

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22 May 2017

Citigroup agrees to US$97.4 million settlement in money laundering enquiry

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21 May 2017

Senior Shi’ite cleric convicted in Bahrain of money laundering

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10 May 2017

New Zealand businessman sentenced to five months’ home detention for laundering NZ$42.85 million of fraud proceeds

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9 May 2017

Tanzania revokes major bank’s licence over terrorist financing and money laundering concerns

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27 April 2017

UK’s Criminal Finances Act 2017 receives Royal Assent

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26 April 2017

State-owned Irish bank AIB fined 2.3 million euros for AML failings

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11 April 2017

Coutts Hong Kong fined HK$7 million for breaching AML regulations

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9 April 2017

Brunei obtains first ever conviction for money laundering

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4 April 2017

Three partners in London law firm Clyde & Co fined £10,000 each for AML failings

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3 April 2017

HM Treasury introduces new financial penalties for serious breaches of financial sanctions

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30 March 2017

Brazil ex-speaker Eduardo Cunha jailed for fifteen years for corruption, tax evasion and money laundering

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27 March 2017

Money laundering London crime boss Terry Adams loses appeal against confiscation order

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16 March 2017

Gaming company given largest-ever Australian fine for AML failings

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15 March 2017

UK government puts out draft Money Laundering Regulations for consultation

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13 March 2017

Singapore bans former Goldman Sachs banker linked to 1MDB money laundering case

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3 March 2017

Tough new money laundering and AML legislation enacted in Kenya

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16 February 2017

Australian betting giant Tabcorp fined A$45 million for AML failings

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12 February 2017

Two Mossack Fonseca partners charged in Panama with money laundering

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11 February 2017

Six jailed in London for armed robbery of banks and post offices, and money laundering

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31 January 2017

UK regulator fines Deutsche Bank £163 million for AML failings over three years

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20 January 2017

Western Union pays US586 million penalty to settle after admitting wire fraud and money laundering

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19 January 2017

MEPs reject EU Commission blacklist of states at risk of money laundering

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19 January 2017

Manchester drugs empire couple who “flaunted” lavish lifestyle jailed for money laundering

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4 January 2017

Teodorin Obiang’s trial for corruption adjourned in Paris until 19 June 2017

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2 January 2017

Teodorin Obiang’s trial for corruption starts - without him - in Paris

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1 January 2017

Penalties come into force in the UK for professional advisers who help their clients to evade tax

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