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10 December 2019

Algeria jails two former prime ministers for corruption and money laundering

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9 December 2019

Two jailed for running online fraud money laundering scheme from Kent corner shop

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9 December 2019

Belgian lawyer found guilty in Switzerland of forgery and money laundering

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9 December 2019

Syrian president’s uncle goes on trial in France for money laundering

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6 December 2019

German authorities fine Deutsche Bank €15 million for AML failings

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6 December 2019

Latvian authorities fine Baltic International Bank €1.56 million for AML failings

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4 December 2019

Europol announces 228 arrests in global action against money laundering

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3 December 2019

Dublin man jailed for seven years for laundering more than €380,000 drug proceeds

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28 November 2019

Former president of the Maldives jailed for five years for money laundering

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28 November 2019

Leicester man jailed for eight years for running £8.5 million money laundering “empire” from his terraced house

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26 November 2019

Westpac bank CEO resigns amid money laundering scandal

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24 November 2019

Two Swiss bankers fined for failing to report suspicious transactions

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21 November 2019

OneCoin lawyer Mark Scott found guilty in Manhattan of money laundering after being paid US$50 million to move $400 million fraud proceeds

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21 November 2019

European Central Bank flags AML failings at Maltese Bank of Valletta

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18 November 2019

European Central Bank revokes licence of Anglo Austrian AAB Bank (formerly Meinl Bank) over AML concerns

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18 November 2019

Rene Bruelhart’s contract as head of the Vatican’s FIU is not renewed

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18 November 2019

American AML expert charged in Manhattan with laundering Venezuelan drug money

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14 November 2019

Brother of missing “cryptoqueen” admits OneCoin fraud and money laundering

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13 November 2019

Canning Town nightclub shut down on suspicion of fraud and money laundering

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12 November 2019

Twenty-one officials of Bangladeshi co-operative company each jailed for ten years for money laundering

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11 November 2019

Hong Kong man jailed in Australia for laundering money through sham meat and seafood exporting business

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8 November 2019

Drug trafficker pleads guilty to laundering US$19 million through Bitcoin and Silk Road

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7 November 2019

Developer of “doomsday village” in Texas jailed for drug money laundering

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4 November 2019

NCA recovers £8.1 million property portfolio after proceeds of crime investigation

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30 October 2019

Trades in online game Counter-Strike found to be “nearly all” money laundering

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30 October 2019

Kent man jailed for four years for money laundering

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29 October 2019

Whistleblower sues accountancy firm EY over Dubai money laundering scandal

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28 October 2019

Major accountancy firm EY implicated in drug money laundering investigation

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28 October 2019

OFSI announces £146,341 penalty against network company for breaches of Syrian sanctions

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24 October 2019

US regulator FINRA fines BNP Paribas US$15 million for AML failings

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24 October 2019

Money laundering targeting UK “prestige services” such as private schools and interior designers

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18 October 2019

Three London letting agents given prison sentences for money laundering following £50,000 fraud

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17 October 2019

UBS pays more than €10 million to settle Italian money laundering probe

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16 October 2019

Leicester man found guilty of laundering £11 million through his small business and legitimate bureaux de change

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15 October 2019

Former Morgan Stanley banker jailed in Switzerland for Greek money laundering

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14 October 2019

New Zealand money transmitter fined NZ$4 million for AML failings

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11 October 2019

Online gambling operator Betfred fined £322,000 for AML failings

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2 October 2019

Five Vatican employees suspended during investigation into “financial irregularities” involving expensive properties in London

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2 October 2019

Manchester court gives 6½ year jail sentence to fugitive Pakistani money launderer

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2 October 2019

Yorkshireman jailed for six years for money laundering after £850,000 cash found hidden in his van at the Channel Tunnel

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1 October 2019

Newcastle fashion designer jailed for tax fraud and money laundering

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1 October 2019

Swedbank executives fired during money laundering investigation

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30 September 2019

Money launderers jailed for role in £1 million ‘rare earth’ metal fraud

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30 September 2019

San Diego dark web vendors plead guilty to cryptocurrency money laundering

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29 September 2019

Swiss auction off supercar collection of Teddy Obiang (money laundering Equatorial Guinean PEP)

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28 September 2019

Guyanese private jet pilot jailed for thirteen years for drug trafficking and money laundering

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27 September 2019

Lancashire milkman given suspended prison sentence for money laundering

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26 September 2019

ABN Amro hit by Dutch money laundering investigation

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25 September 2019

Former head of Danske Bank in Estonia found dead

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21 September 2019

Indian Enforcement Directorate confiscates chimpanzees and marmosets in money laundering investigation

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18 September 2019

Latvian regulator fines PrivatBank €1 million for AML failings

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13 September 2019

Money laundering couple ordered to pay £10 million over Reading HBOS fraud

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12 September 2019

San Marino seizes €19 million from bank accounts of president of the Republic of Congo and his close associates after money laundering investigation

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12 September 2019

UK government publishes economic crime plan for the next three years

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9 September 2019

VAT fraud gang members jailed for £34 million theft and money laundering

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6 September 2019

Ex-Goldman Sachs banker convicted in 2013 of money laundering now ordered by London court to pay £7.3 million

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4 September 2019

London money transmitter fined £7.8 million for AML failings

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3 September 2019

UK’s NCA recovers £472,740 from convicted money launderer who claimed he had won the Pakistan lottery 123 times

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3 September 2019

Fugitive London businessman Richard Baldwin sentenced to five years and eight months for money laundering

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28 August 2019

Malaysian ex-PM goes on trial again for money laundering related to 1MDB scandal

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27 August 2019

Thai court upholds money laundering convictions for Dutch man (who made money from coffee shops in the Netherlands) and Thai wife

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23 August 2019

Qatari bank under investigation by UK FCA for terrorist financing links

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21 August 2019

Student money mule laundered money defrauded from flood victim

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20 August 2019

Rabobank decides to stop taking on professional football club clients because of “unacceptable risks of money laundering, corruption, fraud and other abuses”

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16 August 2019

TalkTalk hacker sentenced for computer miusue offences and money laundering involving crypocurrencies

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14 August 2019

UK’s NCA granted largest-ever AFOs under CFA

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10 August 2019

Pope approves new statutes for Vatican Bank

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5 August 2019

Tanzanian investigative journalist charged with organised crime, tax offences and money laundering

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1 August 2019

Former psychic jailed for seven years in Ireland for laundering €1.6 million proceeds of fraud

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31 July 2019

Ladbrokes Coral fined £5.9 million for social responsibility and AML failings

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31 July 2019

Sussex criminal jailed for laundering proceeds from the sale of black-market medicines

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26 July 2019

UK gang jailed for laundering £1 million in cocaine and ketamine cash

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25 July 2019

Georgian bank chairman and deputy resign after being charged with money laundering

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21 July 2019

Robert Morgenthau, ground-breaking white collar crime DA in New York [and my legal hero], dies aged 99

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21 July 2019

HMRC call centre worker sentenced for tax fraud and money laundering

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18 July 2019

UK’s NCA obtains serious organised crime UWO for property worth £10 million

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17 July 2019

US judges sentences Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo to life in prison plus thirty years for drug offences and money laundering

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15 July 2019

Texas oilman jailed for eighteen years for laundering the proceeds of investment fraud

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15 July 2019

Latvian bank fined one million euros for AML failings

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12 July 2019

UK launches new Economic Crime Plan, including investment by major banks in improving the SARs regime

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10 July 2019

Pimping and money laundering network involving eleven EU countries and four others dismantled with Eurojust’s support

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9 July 2019

UK Charity Commission announces investigation into eight charities suspected of being used for money laundering

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9 July 2019

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority publishes its “AML Annual Report 2018/19”

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9 July 2019

Tunisian presidential candidate charged with money laundering

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7 July 2019

Maltese regulator fines Satabank €3 million for AML failings

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5 July 2019

West Midlands gang of eight jailed for modern slavery offences and money laundering

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5 July 2019

Man jailed in London for online sale of counterfeit medication and money laundering through Jewish charity accounts

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5 July 2019

French anti-semitic comedian sentenced for tax evasion and money laundering

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4 July 2019

Producer of “The Wolf of Wall Street” arrested on charges of money laundering

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2 July 2019

Santander fined 9 million krone [about £838,000] in Norway for AML failings

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2 July 2019

Ellesmere Port “gangster’s moll” sentenced for laundering proceeds of drug trafficking

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1 July 2019

Fugitive convicted in London of laundering £10 million fraud proceeds through Jewish charities

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