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24 September 2020

Australian bank Westpac to pay A$1.3 billion for AML failings

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24 September 2020

Swiss regulator reprimands SYZ Bank for AML failings

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20 September 2020

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists publishes the “FinCEN Files” including 2,121 leaked SARs

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16 September 2020

AUSTRAC fines State Street Bank and Trust Company A$1.24 for AML failings

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12 September 2020

Iranian ex-judiciary official jailed for 31 years for corruption and money laundering

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11 September 2020

Filipino FIU reports significant increase in number of SARs received during the pandemic

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9 September 2020

Licences of two Cypriot law firms revoked over AML failings

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9 September 2020

Law firm Taylor Vinters fined for AML failings relating to money paid into its client account

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4 September 2020

London man pleads guilty to laundering millions of pounds for “smishing” fraud gang

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31 August 2020

Head of New York medical clinics jailed for thirteen years for healthcare fraud and money laundering

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27 August 2020

Bahrain fines Iranian banks and jails three bank officials for involvement in money laundering

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18 August 2020

UK online estate agency Purplebricks was fined £266,793 for AML failings

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14 August 2020

Irish government to bring in new AML legislation after being fined by the EU for non- compliance

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13 August 2020

Brazilian money launderer to surrender US$190 million (99% of his net worth) in plea bargain

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12 August 2020

Former NFL player jailed for 14 years in the US for drug trafficking and money laundering

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12 August 2020

Maltese financial regulator fines Fimbank €168,943 for AML failings

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11 August 2020

Interactive Brokers to pay US$11.5 million to settle charges of failure to report suspicion

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7 August 2020

Malta proposes legislation to allow asset confiscation without criminal conviction

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6 August 2020

UK government publishes annual report into AML/CFT supervision

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6 August 2020

Guatemalan former economy minister charged in the US with drug money laundering

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4 August 2020

Eight jailed in Malaysia for involvement in money laundering and illegal deposit- taking related to gold bullion investments

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31 July 2020

Former Swiss banker found guilty of failing to report in US$700 million IMDB transfer

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22 July 2020

Singapore regulator fines Asiaciti Trust S$1.1 million for AML failings

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22 July 2020

Two New Zealand remittance companies fined NZ$7.5 million for AML failings

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16 July 2020

EU fines Romania and Ireland for failing to implement Fourth Money Laundering Directive

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16 July 2020

Latvian financial regulator fines Signet Bank €906,610 for AML failings

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15 July 2020

Eight UK Overseas Territories to make registers of beneficial ownership public by 2023

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8 July 2020

Dutch banks joins forces in fight against money laundering

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7 July 2020

Deutsche Bank fined US$150 million by US regulator for Jeffrey Epstein ties

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27 June 2020

Algerian former police chief jailed for money laundering linked to corruption and terrorist financing

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26 June 2020

Ukrainian ex-MP jailed in Switzerland for money laundering

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25 June 2020

Swedish regulator fines SEB SEK 1 billion [about £86.5 million] for AML failings in its Baltic subsidiary banks

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25 June 2020

FATF publishes report on “Money Laundering and the Illegal Wildlife Trade”

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22 June 2020

Hong Kong regulator fines Chinese securities broker HK$25.2 million [about £2.6 million] for AML and other regulatory failings

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18 June 2020

Swedish financial regulator fines JAK Medlemsbank SEK 1.6 million [about £136,000] for AML failings

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17 June 2020

Syrian president’s uncle sentenced to jail in France for money laundering

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17 June 2020

FCA fines Commerzbank London £37,805,400 for AML failings

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15 June 2020

Turkish lorry driver jailed in Kent for 4½ years for smuggling £12 million cash out of the UK

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12 June 2020

Owner of cryptocurrency exchange pleads guilty in New York to laundering US$1.8 million of bitcoin

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11 June 2020

EU announces plans for “an audit of the effectiveness of the EU’s efforts to combat money laundering in the banking sector”

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8 June 2020

Fraudster jailed for selling unlicensed cancer drugs to have £1.4 million of assets confiscated

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8 June 2020

Kuwait arrests Bangladeshi MP on charges of human trafficking and money laundering

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2 June 2020

Estonian entrepreneur and two others charged with laundering €2.88 million

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1 June 2020

Professor who wrote book on organised crime pleads guilty in New York to money laundering

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1 June 2020

Shanghai branch of BNP Paribas fined CNY 2.7 million for AML failings

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