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13 December 2018

South African former president Jacob Zuma ordered to repay state legal aid provided for him to fight charges of corruption and money laundering

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10 December 2018

Gibraltar fines digital payment company WaveCrest £250,000 for AML failings, and CEO resigns

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10 December 2018

Former Birmingham City FC owner Carson Yeung ordered by Hong Kong court to repay HK$338 million of laundered funds or serve a further decade in jail

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10 December 2018

UK government unveils new AML measures for Scottish limited partnerships

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10 December 2018

Kuwaiti police investigating social media influencers on suspicion of money laundering

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7 December 2018

FATF publishes its mutual evaluation of the UK’s AML regime

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7 December 2018

Lebanese businessman suspected of funding Hezbollah jailed in the US for money laundering

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6 December 2018

UK investor “golden visa” scheme suspended in money laundering crackdown

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5 December 2018

Chinese fraudster jailed for seven years in the UK for laundering £8.5 million

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4 December 2018

Latvian organised crime group jailed in Scotland for fraud and money laundering

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30 November 2018

Two men given jail sentences in Bristol for money laundering £400,000 through precious metals

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29 November 2018

Deutsche Bank headquarters raided during money laundering investigation

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29 November 2018

Former owner of Dominican Republic bank jailed in the US for money laundering

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29 November 2018

Three online casinos fined by UK Gambling Commission for AML failings

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28 November 2018

Danish prosecutor files money laundering charges against Danske Bank

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27 November 2018

Venezuelan ex-treasurer jailed for ten years in the US for money laundering US$1 billion given as bribes

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27 November 2018

Sweden fines Casino Cosmopol SEK 8 million for AML failings

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26 November 2018

Moldovan cash courier jailed in the UK for money laundering £776,045

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26 November 2018

New York woman pleads guilty to laundering stolen money to support terrorism

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23 November 2018

Two Manchester prison officers jailed for theft and money laundering

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23 November 2018

Malaysian air steward jailed in the UK for money laundering

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22 November 2018

Man jailed in Isle of Man for money laundering attempt involving France, Isle of Man and China

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21 November 2018

Essex reality TV actor given suspended sentence for money laundering proceeds of diamond investment fraud

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20 November 2018

Essex man jailed for six years for £3.8 million fraud and money laundering

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19 November 2018

Société Générale fined US$1.34 billion by US regulators for sanctions failings, and a further $95 million for AML failings

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16 November 2018

Swiss white collar crime investigator sacked despite being cleared of involvement in FIFA corruption

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16 November 2018

Canadian realtor jailed for two years for money laundering

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16 November 2018

San Francisco university and executives charged with involvement in US$35 million money laundering scheme

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16 November 2018

Sark campsite website hacked and money stolen

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16 November 2018

Chinese money laundering ring smashed in Australia

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14 November 2018

Four men found guilty in Edinburgh of people smuggling and money laundering

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13 November 2018

Danish chef fined for taking large cash payment in contravention of AML obligations

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13 November 2018

Two Sussex students sentenced for money laundering

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12 November 2018

Sixth Money Laundering Directive published in Official Journal and given transposition deadline of 3 December 2020

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11 November 2018

Two sentenced to death in Iran for financial crime (“spreading corruption on earth”)

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9 November 2018

Switzerland suspends head of white collar crime unit ahead of probe into his investigation of FIFA corruption

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9 November 2018

South African Reserve Bank fines HSBC 15 million rand for AML failings

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8 November 2018

EU takes legal action against Malta and Luxembourg for AML failings

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5 November 2018

ECB revokes licence of Malta’s Pilatus Bank over fraud and money laundering concerns

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5 November 2018

UK launches its National Economic Crime Centre

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3 November 2018

Footballer Lionel Messi and father charged in Argentina with money laundering

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1 November 2018

UK government publishes its Serious and Organised Crime Strategy 2018

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31 October 2018

Former finance chief of Venezuelan state oil company pleads guilty in Miami to laundering US$5 million

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31 October 2018

Kent driveway installer jailed for 38 months for fraud and money laundering

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30 October 2018

UK football “club or clubs” under investigation for money laundering

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29 October 2018

Two Nigerian oil executives jailed in the UK for fraud and money laundering of US$45 million

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29 October 2018

Former Swiss banker jailed for ten years in Miami for laundering US$1.2 billion of Venezuelan public money

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26 October 2018

Singapore trader denies laundering millions for North Korea

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24 October 2018

Former Greek Cabinet minister remanded on charges of money laundering

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23 October 2018

Capital One fined US$100 million by the OCC for AML failings

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19 October 2018

Latvian banking supervisor fines LPB Bank 2.2 million euros for AML failings

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19 October 2018

London man who used social media to recruit teenage “money mules” jailed for money laundering

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19 October 2018

Russians cleared in Spain of money laundering charges despite their “strange, uneconomic or unconventional” business activities

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19 October 2018

Malaysian ex-Deputy PM charged with corruption and money laundering

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18 October 2018

Scottish solicitor struck off after committing AML failings and fleeing the country

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16 October 2018

“Dead” man arrested in France on suspicion of corruption, fraud and money laundering

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16 October 2018

Online casino Paddy Power Betfair fined £2.2 million for faiing to stop money laundering and problem gambling

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16 October 2018

Malaysian woman loses £220,000 to fraudsters pretending to investigate her for money laundering

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14 October 2018

International money laundering syndicate exposed in Kenya

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11 October 2018

EU adopts Sixth Money Laundering Directive

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10 October 2018

UK barrister wins right to see SAR made about him by his bank

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10 October 2018

New York regulator fines Dubai-based Mashreqbank US$40 million for AML failings

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10 October 2018

Panthongtae Shinawatra (son of Thai former-PM Thaksin) charged with money laundering

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10 October 2018

Keiko Fujimori (daughter of Alberto) detained in Peru in connection with money laundering investigation

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10 October 2018

Identity of the subject of the UK’s first UWOs is revealed: an Azerbaijani PEP

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8 October 2018

Swiss bank UBS and six executives go on trial in France on charges of tax fraud and money laundering

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6 October 2018

Guyanese private jet pilot found guilty of cocaine trafficking and money laundering

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5 October 2018

South Korean ex-president Lee Myung-bak jailed for fifteen years for corruption

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5 October 2018

London man jailed for money laundering after £1.5 million cash seizure at Stansted Airport

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4 October 2018

London HSBC worker jailed after giving confidential customer details to criminals

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4 October 2018

Wife of Malaysian ex-PM charged with money laundering

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3 October 2018

Chinese actress fined £98.9 million for tax evasion

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3 October 2018

Challenge to UK’s first Unexplained Wealth Orders dismissed in full

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2 October 2018

The New York Times claims that Donald Trump “engaged in suspect tax schemes”

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30 September 2018

Iran sentences three to death for “spreading corruption on earth”

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28 September 2018

Liberian court issues arrest warrants for central bank officials over missing cash

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28 September 2018

Grenfell fund fraudster jailed for theft and money laundering

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27 September 2018

Pakistani man deported from US after serving sentence for money laundering

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25 September 2018

London woman given two-year suspended jail sentence for laundering the proceeds of her Anglo-Russian brother’s bribe-taking

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25 September 2018

Fraudsters steal £500 million from UK banking customers in six months

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21 September 2018

Four men jailed for involvement with “industrial scale forgery factory” in London

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20 September 2018

Malaysian ex-PM charged with twenty-one counts of money laundering

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19 September 2018

Danske Bank CEO Thomas Borgen resigns over Estonian money laundering scandal

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18 September 2018

British Home Secretary announces AML and anti-corruption partnership with Pakistan

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17 September 2018

Pakistani former PEP and wife arrested in UK on suspicion of money laundering

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15 September 2018

UK frustrated by Cayman Islands silence on money laundering

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13 September 2018

Salvadorean ex-president Antonio Saca jailed for ten years for embezzlement and money laundering

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13 September 2018

Venezuelan ex-officials charged in Andorra with money laundering

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13 September 2018

Lawyer of Malaysian ex-PM charged with money laundering

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7 September 2018

Thai motorcycle racer “Benz Racing” jailed for eight years for laundering money for drug kingpin

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4 September 2018

Dutch bank ING fined 775 million euros for lax crime prevention

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3 September 2018

Finnish teen convicted of defrauding online casino, and parents convicted of laundering the proceeds

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